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We invite you to join our online grassroots advocacy network in support of public policy that enhances Ecumen's vision of changing aging: "We envision a world in which aging is viewed and understood in radically different ways."
You can join our network here. We'll never share your personal data and you can unsubscribe at any time. Much of our advocacy work is in Minnesota, but we also rally for national policy innovations such as The CLASS Act (Community Assistance Living and Supports Act), which would provide a voluntary national insurance benefit for long-term care. People would be able to direct their benefits to the services they desire.
CLASS ACT UPDATE
The CLASS Act, which came out of the late Sen. Kennedy's Health, Education, Labor and PensionsHELP committee, is supported by all major senior services and disability groups. Although Sen. Baucus did not include it in his bill, we are hopeful that it will be part of the ultimate reform bill. Earlier this week the White House reaffirmed its support for the CLASS Act during a town-hall style meeting in Silver Springs, MD. Vice President Joe Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hosted the event.
For further updates, visit The Future of Aging Blog, by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.