The Elder Justice Act was passed on March 23, 2010 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as the first piece of federal legislation to allow funds to address elder abuse, neglect and exploitation nationwide (Federal Laws, 2015). Part I of the Elder Abuse Act is the Elder Justice Coordinating Council made up of federal government representatives charged with the responsibility of coming up with programs for the promotion of elder justice. They have to provide recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on the issues of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly. Then there are 27 professionals from the general public who are to give recommendations to the Coordinating Council as well. Part II of the Elder Justice Act talks about funding and enhancing long-term care. Long-term care is important because you need programs committed to training long-term staff,
The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds critical services that keep older adults healthy and independent—services like meals, job training, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, health promotion, benefits enrollment, and more. The Act is overdue for reauthorization—and Congress needs to seize this opportunity to update and renew its commitment to these programs and those they serve. To ensure America’s aging population is able to maintain and live healthy lives provisions are needed to the current OAA. These provisions include:
Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 Before this bill was signed into law the Federal Government provided about $70 million per year to conduct programs for adolescents leaving foster care that are designed to help them establish independent living. Research and numerous reports from States conducting these programs indicate that adolescents leaving foster care do not
The latest action on this bill was made by House Education and the Workforce on April 29, 2015. The type of action was Committee Consideration.
Here in America, there is an ongoing tragedy ceaselessly unfolding right before our eyes. Beyond the calamities of gun violence, the loss of innocent lives through ruthless crimes and deadly motor vehicle accidents, there is a crisis occurring in the very homes of many Americans. There is a proceeding addiction to the pill bottles hidden behind bathroom mirrors, needles poking through the surface of fragile skin to get a “fix”, and prescriptions being written left and right with the intention to help but the potential to kill. Here in America, over 115 people die every single day from overdosing on opioids and this is a reality that has been nothing short of deadly since as early as 1990.
The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-169) was enacted into law in December 14, 1999. The primary purpose of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 is to reform and expand the Independent Living program. Under this new legislation, named in honor of the late Senator John H. Chafee, the federal allotment for Title IV-E independent living programs has doubled from $70 million per year to $140 million (although currently only appropriated at $105 million). This program is authorized under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act and is designed to help children in foster care prepare to become independent once they transition out of foster care at age 18. In California, the Foster Care Independence Act funds county Independent Living
Per the Health Care Safety Net Increased Eligibility Amendment Act of 2005, its first manifest goal proposes that individuals 18 years of age or younger whose total gross income is more than 200% but less than 250% of the federal poverty guideline will be afforded reasonably priced healthcare and medical services. In addition, the act’s second goal proposes that the Mayor will create a thorough plan within 180 days of its enactment that outlines specific eligibility criterion for the aforementioned individuals whose gross income is more than 200% but less than 250% of the federal poverty guideline (Health Care Safety Net Increased Eligibility Amendment Act of, 2005). The individual’s total gross income will represent all money received, including but not limited to cash.
Last year Congress passed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. This act supports and advises families with caregivers. "This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop, maintain, and periodically update a National Family Caregiving Strategy." (www.congress.gov) Former President Barak Obama also supported contributed to the AARP organization by creating the Obama Care Bill. This bill helped families of any age receive health care. The Federal government is also tackling the illegal discharge of patients in nurse
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The National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act (H.R.1650/S.684) aims to improve and standardize child welfare practices across states by instituting a national home study assessment process and registry. H.R.1650 was introduced in March 2017 as a bipartisan bill and now sits in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. CWLA should not lobby Rep. David Price to increase support for H.R. 1650 given his voting record and memberships.
In the fiscal year 2010, (O’Shaughnessy, 2012) only about 5.1%, or 3 million people, out of the 57.8 million people age sixty and over, received services funded by the Act. These services included home delivered meals, home care, personal care, or case management services on a regular or intensive basis. About 14%, 8 million people, received other services, such as transportation, congregate meals, or information and assistance on a not so regular basis. A report was made by the Government Accountability Office stating that their findings were that many older people are in need of meals and other supportive services to help remain independent in their own communities, but a large portion of them are not getting the help they are in need of. Some barriers causing this lack of help are lack of funding and lack of knowledge among the older Americans that they may be eligible for benefits and services can be available for them.
774 to the House, and on October 25, 2009, H.R. 3963 was considered with one hour general debate. After the debate, the bill was reported back to the House Committees with amendments and was passed with Yeas and Nays of 265-142, and 46 Present4 Roll Call no. 1009. The bill was passed by the House as Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 Support for injured Servicemembers Act.
In the U.S, one in four will be aged 60 years and older by 2050 (U.S. Census Bureau). This represents an overwhelming number of people who will either be in the caretaker role or be the ROC. Like today, most of the care will be provided by informal unpaid caregivers. The number of informal unpaid caregivers is expected to rise from 20 million in 2000 to 37 million in 2050 (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation [ASPE], 2003). Because of the burden of care giving, many caregivers will experience depression, poor health and quality of life (Etters, Goodall, & Harrison, 2008). Their well-being is an important public health concern.
One of the members on the House education committee is Joe Saunders. He is a supporter of this bill and wants to see it passed this time during legislation. When he spoke about this in class you could tell how passionate he was, he values education and wants to see the state of Florida improve in that area for the younger generations. Also, CPALMS is in support of this policy; this is the source for the standards in Florida (Common Core State Standards).
The Family Support Act impacted parents and children. The Family Support Act created opportunities for parents to work. The Family Support Act granted parents child care while they were working or receiving job training. The legalization planned to support the program to create a self-sufficient society. Training programs were created through partnerships. This program was especially geared toward single mothers. However, job training programs for women were hard to find. Some of the public believed that the Family Support Act would benefit many families. On the other hand, some people believed that the government should not assist single mother. The Family Support Act did help single mothers, but only if they were members of the