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They’re Back: President Trump FY19 Budget Proposes Medicaid Per Capita Caps, Block Grants

On February 14, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Shortly after signing the new budget deal approved by Congress, President Donald Trump released his initial budget request for fiscal year 2019. It features $1.4 trillion in Medicaid cuts over the next decade and brings back the per capita caps and block grant proposal we successfully defeated last year. 

What Would a Government Shutdown Mean for LeadingAge Minnesota Members?

On January 17, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Congress has until Friday, Jan. 19 to find agreement on an appropriations bill. If they fail to meet that deadline or fail to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open, a partially government shut down will begin at midnight on Jan. 20. What does a government shutdown mean for LeadingAge Minnesota members and the people they serve? 

President Obama Signs Older Americans Act

On April 20, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

President Obama signed the Older Americans Act (OAA) into law yesterday. Our advocacy efforts on the federal level will now shift to ensure that the strong bipartisan support for the re-authorization of the OAA in Congress also extends to the funding of long overdue investments in these programs.

Nursing Facility PIPP Proposals Due March 31

On March 23, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

Care center members have just one week to submit proposals for the Nursing Facility Performance-Based Incentive Payments (PIPP) program. Proposals are due by midnight on March 31. 

Governor Dayton Releases Budget Recommendations

On March 15, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

An increased investment in home and community-based services failed to make Governor Mark Dayton’s priority list this session. In his supplemental budget proposal released on Tuesday, the Governor proposes to spend $698 million of the $900 million budget surplus. A majority of the funding is targeted for broadband infrastructure, education, tax credits for working families and racial equity programs.

HUD Funding Available for Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households

On February 23, 2016 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the availability of $15 million in funding for up to 80 participants in a new Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing designed to produce valid evidence about the impact of supportive services for the elderly on health outcomes.

DHS Commissioner Attends LeadingAge Minnesota Board Meeting

On April 1, 2015 by Jodi Boyne

Saying the focus on care for aging Minnesotans at the Minnesota Legislature this session was encouraging, Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson told the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors to continue to discuss their challenges and needs in delivering quality older adult services.  

Legislative Update: Senior Care Payment Reform

On March 11, 2015 by Kari Thurlow

Chronic underfunding and a piecemeal approach to senior care for more than a decade has weakened senior care providers, which has made it nearly impossible to pay caregivers competitive wages and benefits, find resources to continue to innovate, and to fulfill their missions of serving seniors and families in their communities.

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