Friday Morning Collaborative Webinar Series – Long-Term Care Commission: Learn More about It and How You Can Engage
Tuesday, August 13, 2-3p.m. ET
The American Taxpayer Relief Act (the so-called "fiscal-cliff" law) repealed the CLASS Act and established a Long-Term Care Commission to advise Congress on how long-term care can be better provided and financed for the nation's older adults and people with disabilities.
The Commission is charged by statute to report with a "plan for the establishment, implementation, and financing of a comprehensive, coordinated, and high-quality system that ensures the availability of long-term services and supports for individuals in need."
The Commission is holding public hearings and meeting through the end of September to complete work on its report.
The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), collectively representing over 100 national aging and disability organizations, recently came together to develop joint principles that have been submitted to the Commission.
Your knowledge and expertise about long-term services and supports is critical. Join this webinar to learn more about the Commission, the LCAO/CCD Principles, and how you can submit your ideas and recommendations to the Commission.
- Larry Atkins, Staff Director for the Long-Term Care Commission
- Howard Bedlin, National Council on Aging
- Maureen Fitzgerald, The Arc of the US
- Henry Claypool, American Association of People with Disabilities (Appointed Commissioner)
Space is limited, so please register early and share lines when possible. The webinar will be recorded and posted online.
The Friday Morning Collaborative is a coalition of national aging and disability organizations working together to protect and strengthen Medicaid home and community-based services. With support from The SCAN Foundation, the coalition is hosting ongoing webinars to provide information and resources to state advocates.