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At the Nation’s Capital

On July 25th, 2019, Nevvon joined leaders in the home care industry on Capitol Hill for the 2019 Congressional Lobby Day.  Below are the national initiatives at Lobby Day, organized by the Home Care Association of America:

  • Access to HomeCare Services Through Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

This bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow health savings accounts to cover qualified home care services.  This is a common-sense way to improve access to the care many need to help them stay in their homes for as long as possible and avoid institutionalized care.

  • Immigration Reform to Address the Caregiver Needs of Seniors

Encouraging the efforts for comprehensive immigration reform to address the current and future workforce needs of the aging population. In particular, HCAOA is in favor of a non-immigrant visa program that would allow qualified workers to enter the United States for employment in the home care industry.

  • Prioritization of Long-Term Care for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

To take action on long-term care policies a priority. The aging of our population requires Congress to review its policies and identify cost-effective ways to assist seniors and individuals with disabilities to age gracefully in a manner that affords them maximum independence for as long as possible.

The homecare industry has a voice and it was well used on Capitol Hill!