December 04, 2018

Elder Law/Health Law

Letters & Testimony

The ABA frequently corresponds with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other governmental bodies and testifies before Congress on matters of importance to the administration of justice and the legal profession.

116th Congress

12/15/2020
Congressional Leadership
ABA Urges Congress to Consider the Coordination of Medicare Payments and Workers’ Compensation Act (The Comp Act)

2/4/2020
House Ways and Means Committee
ABA Letter Regarding Paid Family, Medical, and Sick Leave

12/23/19
Social Security Administration 
ABA Comments to the Social Security Administration on Their Proposed Rule Regarding Advance Designation of Representative Payees 

115th Congress

7/30/18
Department of Health and Human Services
ABA Comments Regarding the Proposed Rule on Title X Family Planning Clinics

7/20/18
Senate Special Committee on Aging
ABA Comment Letter on Adult Guardianship

6/12/18
Senate Appropriations Committee
ABA Letter in Support of Funding for Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act of 2017

5/4/18
Department of Health and Human Services' Centers For Medicare and Medicaid
ABA Letter in Support of Exemption from Medicaid Work Requirement Rules

2/21/18
Senate Finance Committee
ABA Supports S. 2227, the EMPOWER Care Act

12/18/17
Senate and House
ABA Letter in Support of Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization

9/25/17
Senate Finance Committee
ABA Letter in Opposition to Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Healthcare Reform

8/7/17
Department of Health and Human Services' Centers For Medicare and Medicaid
ABA Letter in Opposition to DHHS CMS Proposed Rule

7/24/17
Senate
ABA Letter on Affordable Care Act Repeal

6/12/17
House of Representatives
ABA Opposes H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

5/31/17
Sen. Isakson and Warner, Rep. Roe and Blumenauer
ABA Letter in Support of Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017

3/1/17
Senate Judiciary Committee
ABA Supports S. 178, the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act

2/27/17
House Judiciary Committee
ABA Opposes H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

114th Congress

9/14/16
Senators Grassley and Blumenthal
ABA Urges Support for S. 3270, the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act

6/29/16
Representatives Blumenauer and Roe
ABA Commends Introduction of Personalize your Care Act 2.0

5/18/16
Senator Blumenthal and Senator Capito
ABA Commends Senators for Work on Advance Care Planning Legislation

1/7/16
Speaker of the House of Representatives
ABA Urges Reestablishment of House Permanent Select Committee on Aging 

12/9/15
Senator Blumenthal
ABA Commends Efforts to Enhance Advanced Care Planning

11/4/15
House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health
ABA Urges Opposition to Portions of the Helping Families in Mental Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R. 2646)

9/30/15
Department of Health and Human Services
ABA Urges HHS to Strengthen Resident Protections in Proposed Nursing Home Rule

6/12/15
Senator Mark Warner & Senator Johnny Isakson
ABA Letter Commending the Introduction of the Care Planning Act of 2015

3/25/15
Speaker of the House of Representatives and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives
ABA Urges the Exclusion of Nursing and Skilled Nursing Facilities from the “Rule of Construction Regarding Healthcare Providers Standards of Care” in H.R. 1470

1/26/15
Chair and Ranking Member of Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
ABA Urges Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act of 1965