PARCR - Posts Tagged with "Elections"

LeadingAge hosting a Presidential Candidate forum

1/13/2016 - PARCR Admin

Seniors Decide 2016: What Do Presidential Candidates Say on Issues that Matter to Seniors?

by Marsha R. Greenfield, Published On: Jan 13, 2016

On February 17, LeadingAge and the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations are sponsoring Seniors Decide 2016, the only forum where all of the presidential candidates have been invited to talk about issues that are important to older adults.

The forum will be held in Arlington, VA, and streamed live throughout the country. This is a critical time in the election calendar – just before Super Tuesday, March 1, when 15 states hold their primaries.

This is your opportunity -- to urge the candidates to attend, to submit questions for the candidates, to host a watch party at your community for your residents, their families, and your staff. Help us show the campaigns the importance of addressing issues of importance to our field and the people we serve.

Go to Seniors Decide 2016 to:

  • Record a short video posing a question to the candidates that will be posted to the website.
  • Send questions to candidates.
  • Organize a watch party to participate from anywhere in the country – see the “We’ll Be Watching” page on the website and fill out the webform so we can track turnout.

As nonprofit organizations, Leadingage and its members do not campaign on behalf of candidates or make political contributions. However, we want candidates from both parties to focus on issues that matter to seniors. We want the candidates to discuss the policies they will pursue addressing these issues if they are elected.

For more information, contact Marsha Greenfield, VP of legislative affairs.

More information can be obtained at the following Link: http://www.seniorsdecide.org/

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Tidbits for March 2018 Wrap Up

4/3/2018 - PARCR Admin

Important dates for primary election day May 15

The primary election will be held May 15, 2018. If you will be absent and want to vote in the primary, you can apply for a civilian absentee ballot between March 26 and May 8. The last day to register to vote is April 16.

PA Medicare beneficiaries among first to receive new Medicare cards in April

CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries in PA. Providers can use either MBI or HICN through the transition period (4-1-18 to 12-31-19). Click here for an overview and here for the mailing strategy and phase-in schedule.

PA-18 Special Election won by Conor Lamb

Democrat Conor Lamb, an attorney who was a U.S. Prosecutor was elected to fill the 18th Congressional seat of Tim Murphy who resigned from office. Rick Saccone was the Republican on the ballot. The election was too close to immediately call and was decided by only a few hundred votes.

Priority Report

On March 12, 2018 at the PARCR Executive Meeting, Anne Henry, LeadingAge PA Senior VP & Chief Government Affairs Officer, reported on the four priorities set by LeadingAge PA for the upcoming months.

  1. Advocate for an increase in Medicaid reimbursement to Skilled Nursing Facilities.
  2. Advocate for decreased monetary fines to Skilled Nursing Facilities by the Department of Health.
  3. Advocate for Medicaid reimbursement for Assisted Living Facilities.
  4. Don’t allow the Department of Human Services to violate the privacy of residents of independent living in CCRC’s/Life Plan Communities by demanding that they move to a higher level of care if they have “care needs”.

Details will be presented at the April 11, 2018 Quarterly Meeting at Brethren Village, Lititz, PA.

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