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Urge Congress to keep the minimum staffing standard for nursing homes!

May 31, 2024

Stand with nursing home residents and workers and tell your members of Congress to reject any efforts to prevent the implementation of the minimum staffing rule in nursing homes.

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Urge your Members of Congress to Oppose H.R. 468 and H.R. 3227

May 22, 2024

Contact your members of Congress to urge them to oppose bills that would significantly weaken training requirements for nurse aides in nursing homes.

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Tell Your Members of Congress to Oppose H.R. 7513

March 04, 2024

In the coming days, the House of Representatives will be considering H.R. 7513, a bill that would prohibit federal regulators from ever creating rules about safe staffing in nursing homes. Send a letter to your member of Congress telling them to oppose this bill.

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Comment on the Proposed Minimum Staffing Standard in Nursing Homes

September 27, 2023

Use our step-by-step instructions to submit simple comments on CMS’s proposed minimum staffing rule in nursing homes.

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Tell Congress to Support a Strong Minimum Staffing Standard in Nursing Homes

July 27, 2023

Contact your member of Congress to urge them to stand with nursing home residents, their families, and nursing home workers and support a strong minimum staffing standard in nursing homes.

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Tell Congress to Support Standards for Nursing Home Staffing and Transparency

April 06, 2023

Urge your Members of Congress to support proposals that would require staffing standards in nursing homes and increase transparency and accountability for owners and use of public money.

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Include Provisions that Support and Protect Nursing Home Residents in End of Year Appropriations Bill

December 06, 2022

Nursing home residents need your help! Contact your members of Congress today and tell them to stand with nursing home residents and include nursing home provisions in an end of year appropriations bill.

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Use Our Advocacy Toolkit to Set Up a Visit to Urge Your Member of Congress to Support Policies that Hold Nursing Homes Accountable

June 21, 2022

Nursing homes have been telling Members of Congress why they can’t provide quality care and hire staff.  Your Members need to hear from YOU to say “Yes, they can” and to support policies that will hold the nursing homes accountable.

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Submit Detailed Responses to CMS Regarding Staffing

May 26, 2022

Get our detailed model responses to submit to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes.

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Quick & Easy: Submit Suggested Responses to CMS Regarding Staffing

May 24, 2022

Using our quick suggested response it only takes a couple of minutes to make your voice heard!

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March Forth and Tell Congress to Include Nursing Home Provisions in Economic Package

March 28, 2022

We need you to contact your Congress members and tell them to take action to support the Biden Administration reforms and also to ensure the important nursing home provisions in the BBB Act are included in any upcoming economic legislation.

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Write a Letter to the Editor

March 14, 2022

Letters are still one of the most widely read sections of the local news, and a great way to get your voice heard by members of your community and elected leaders on key issues.

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Send a Thank You to President Biden for Announcing Reforms in Nursing Homes

March 08, 2022

Join us in thanking President Biden for standing with nursing home residents and introducing these monumental nursing home reforms.

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Nursing home industry seeks to eliminate better staffing for residents in Build Back Better Act

November 17, 2021

Congress needs to hear directly from residents, families and their advocates that the staffing provisions must be included because adequate staffing is the key to safety and quality of care.

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Nursing Home Reform Provisions in Budget Reconciliation Bill In Jeopardy

October 21, 2021

Contact Your Congressmembers and Tell Them to Support Protections for Nursing Home Residents

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Tell Congress to Support Nursing Home and Elder Justice Act Provisions in Budget and Reconciliation Package

September 09, 2021

Reach out to your Representatives to tell them to support nursing home provisions and Elder Justice Act provisions in the current budget and reconciliation package.

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Support The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733)

August 04, 2021

The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733) is bipartisan legislation that gives residents of nursing homes the right to access essential caregivers during any public health emergency. This Act is critical to resident well-being.

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Reunite Nursing Home Residents with Their Loved Ones Now! - Sign the Petition

February 15, 2021

On March 13, 2021, it will be one year since state and federal officials banned visits in nursing homes. Sign the petition to reunite residents with their familes.

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Join Us This Friday for a Twitter Storm to Open Nursing Home Doors

February 10, 2021

It’s been almost one year since nursing homes shut their doors on March 13, 2020. Join Consumer Voice this Friday, February 12th to urge Congress and CMS to #OpenNursingHomeDoors.

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Tell Congress to Say NO to Immunity for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities

July 31, 2020

The recently introduced Senate bill - the Safe to Work Act (S 4317) - would remove a nursing home’s liability for all negligent care that harms or results in the death of residents from 2019 until 2024 - including harm totally unrelated to COVID-19.  Please act now to urge your members of Congress to strongly oppose this bill.

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Submit Suggestions to Coronavirus Nursing Home Commission

July 10, 2020

The Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has announced it is accepting ideas and suggestions from the public until 5pm Friday, July 17.

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Submit Comments about CMS Rule on COVID-19 Reporting for Nursing Homes

June 29, 2020

We urge you to submit comments calling on CMS to mandate that additional data be collected and that nursing homes share with residents, their representatives, and their families the same information they report to the CDC.

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Visitation Saves Lives: Day of Action June 30th

June 29, 2020

The visitation ban in long-term care facilities, in place for more than 100 days now, has been an extreme hardship for residents and their families. Share your story during the day of action.

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Residents Matter: More is Needed to Protect Residents and Staff from COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Tell the White House, Congress, State Legislators, Governors, and CMS that the 2.4 million people in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should not be forgotten.

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Advocate for Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

February 25, 2020

Urge your Senator to pass HR 4334 to reauthorize the Older Americans Act.

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National Call-In Day for Money Follows the Person

December 13, 2019

Join our National Call-In Day on December 16 and urge your Members of Congress to permanently reauthorize MFP.

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Urge Your Representative to Support the FAIR Act to end forced arbitration

September 17, 2019

The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act would end forced pre-dispute arbitration in contracts between consumers and corporations, including nursing homes and assisted living communities.

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Submit Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Federal Nursing Home Regulations

September 04, 2019

Help protect residents by submitting comments by September 16 on proposed changes the current federal nursing home regulations.

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National Call-In Day March 6 for Money Follows the Person: Tell Your Members of Congress to fund MFP!

March 05, 2019

On March 6, join with others across the country to urge Congress to continue funding MFP.

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Money Follows the Person Bill Passes House; Urge Your Senator to Vote YES

December 18, 2018

The House passed the IMPROVE Act (H.R. 7217) that includes two important provisions related to Medicaid home and community-based services. Contact your Senator and urge them to vote YES on the bill

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REMINDER AND REVISED COMMENTS: Oppose the Rollback of Emergency Preparedness Rules: Submit Comments to CMS by November 19!

November 07, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted comments to oppose the rollback of the emergency preparedness rules. For those who haven’t, there’s still time!

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Oppose the Rollback of Emergency Preparedness Rules: Submit Comments to CMS by November 19!

October 19, 2018

The emergency preparedeness requirements are targets of CMS’ recent proposed rollbacks.  Tell CMS that emergency preparedness regulations are critical for protecting residents of nursing homes!

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Ensure the Right to Fair and Impartial Judges

July 18, 2018

President Trump has issued an Executive Order allowing Administrative Law Judges to be selected by political appointees. Contact your members of Congress and urge them to ensure people’s right to fair and impartial decisions!

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Tell Congress to Increase Funding for the Ombudsman Program

March 20, 2018

Urge your member of Congress to request increased funding for the long-term care ombudsman program.

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ACT NOW: Contact Congress Again to Fund MFP!

March 06, 2018

Your actions in early February to ask the Senate to fund the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program (#FundMFP) made a big impact.  Now it is time to go all out and make a big push to pass the EMPOWER Care Act!

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Urge Congress to continue the Money Follows the Person Program!

January 30, 2018

The future of the Money Follows the Person program is at risk. Urge your Senators to co-sponsor the bill to improve and extend the program for five years.

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Oppose Efforts to Rollback and Delay the Nursing Home Rules; Sign a Letter to CMS!

October 31, 2017

Protect residents by urging CMS to retain the requirements of participation and implement them without delay.

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No Caps to Medicaid!

September 18, 2017

The Senate is working on a new bill that would convert Medicaid into a per capita cap system.  Tell them no caps to Medicaid!

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Oppose Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Nursing Homes: Sign on to a letter to CMS! Send comments!

July 25, 2017

Tell CMS that requiring nursing home residents to sign pre-dispute arbitration agreements is unacceptable!

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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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Save Medicaid & Protect All Long-Term Care Consumers: Oppose Medicaid Per Capita Caps!

March 13, 2017

Medicaid is a lifeline for nursing home residents and other long-term care consumers.  Tell your members of congress to oppose per capita caps!

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Groups - Sign onto the letter opposing H.R. 1215

March 03, 2017

Protect consumers’ rights to hold providers accountable. Groups, sign on to letter opposing H.R. 1215.

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Oppose the Repeal of the ACA and Changes to Medicaid

February 17, 2017

Congress is planning to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with major changes to Medicaid.  Tell your members of Congress NO!

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Fight the Repeal of the Revised Nursing Home Regulations!

January 27, 2017

Consumer Voice and its whole network will be tweeting to fight the repeal of the revised federal nursing home regulations.

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Tell Congress Not to Repeal the Affordable Care Act!

December 20, 2016

Congressional Leaders have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This could harm nursing home residents and other long-term care consumers. Tell your Senators and Representative NO!

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Urge Congress to Continue the Money Follows the Person Program

August 22, 2016

Help people living in nursing facilities and other institutional settings move back into the community!

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Tell CMS to Ban Pre-Dispute Arbitration in the Final Nursing Home Regulations

July 28, 2016

Tell CMS to ban pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home agreements once and for all!

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Tell Your Congressperson to Save State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

June 21, 2016

Take action to ensure older people and people with disabilities get support navigating their Medicare benefits.

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Help Reauthorize the Older Americans Act: Ask Your U.S. Representative to Vote Yes

March 21, 2016

UPDATE: The Older Americans Act has passed in the House!
The bill will reauthorize the Older Americans Act. Authorization expired on 2011 and reauthorization is long overdue.

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Tell Congress to Restore Long-Term Care Consumers' Rights!

January 11, 2016

Consumer Voice has launched petition asking the U.S. Congress to pass the Arbitration Fairness Act (H.R. 2087; S. 1133), legislation that would ban the use of pre-dispute, forced arbitration agreements in consumer contracts. These are agreements that residents or their loved ones must sign when entering into a nursing home or assisted living facility. We need your help! Please to sign on to this petition to urge your members of Congress to end this unfair practice and restore the rights of consumers once and for all.

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Help Fight Efforts to Restrict Long-Term Care Consumers’ Access to the Civil Justice System

January 12, 2015

Legislative efforts are under way at the state level to restrict long-term care consumers’ access to the civil justice system. Click above to learn more and how you can help advocate against such efforts.

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October 07, 2014

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Tell Congress that Better Staffing is the Key to Better Care!

June 24, 2014

We need your help in reaching out to Congress to advocate for adequate staffing to protect the safety and well-being of nursing home residents. Let your legislators know that our country’s most vulnerable citizens deserve no less!

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Let Your Legislators Know You Support Elder Justice Funding!

May 02, 2014

Elder abuse is rising, while federal funding for the Elder Justice Act has remained the same – nothing. However, progress may finally be underway. The President has done his part and included important elder justice funding in his budget. Now it’s up to Congress! Tell your legislators to support the Administration’s request today.

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April 24, 2014

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