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  • Registration is Open! 2017 Consumer Voice
    Annual Conference

    The Consumer Voice’s 41st Annual Conference will be held on November 5th through 8th, 2017 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

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  • Join the
    Resident's Voice Challenge!

    Residents and consumers are encouraged to get creative and share their thoughts on this year's theme.

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  • Share Your Story
    With Us

    Consumer Voice is collecting stories about how Medicaid has helped individuals receive care. Tell us why Medicaid is important to you or your family.

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  • Protecting Medicaid:
    Americans' Long-Term Care Safety Net

    The Medicaid program plays a critical role in providing long-term services and supports in our nation.

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It's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2017

WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders.

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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Consumer Voice Leadership Awards! June 09, 2017

Consumer Voice recognizes people who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to improving the lives of long-term care consumers.  Nominate an advocate now!

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CMS Reverses Course on Pre-Dispute Arbitration June 06, 2017

After publishing a final rule banning pre-dispute arbitration agreements for nursing home residents and family members, CMS is issuing new proposed rules that rescind resident protections against these unfair provisions.

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It's National Call-In Day to Save Our Health Care: Call Your Senator Today! June 20, 2017

Tell your Senator to say “NO” to Medicaid cuts and caps and protect the care of all those needing long-term care.

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CMS needs to hear from you! Submit comments by June 26 June 19, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are requesting comments on several items.

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Congress Wants to Limit Access to Justice June 12, 2017

The House of Representatives will be voting on legislation, H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, which will significantly strip away an individual’s right to justice through the courts in the event they are harmed or killed by a health care provider.

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Thank You to Those Who Signed Our Letter to CMS on Arbitration August 05, 2016

Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who signed onto our letter to CMS calling for the agency to ban pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home agreements once and for all.

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U.S. Senate Approves Older Americans Act Reauthorization April 08, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act!  House-amended S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, will now be sent to President Obama to sign.

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Older Americans Act Passes in the House March 22, 2016

The House passed the Older Americans Act! The Reauthorization bill will help older adults age with independence and dignity in their homes and communities, and protect elders in long-term care facilities and other settings.

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