Site Tools

Current Size: 100%

Aging and Disabilities

Issues involving Aging and Disabilities

CLS Aging and Disabilities Unit Staff Attorney Testimony of Pamela Walz, Esq., delivered the following testimony on Community Health Choices before the Philadelphia City Council on October 22,...
Pennsylvania HB 129, which is currently being considered in the Pennsylvania state legislature, bans low income older adults and people with disabilities who have certain drug convictions from...
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has significant problems with enforcement of laws, jeopardizing the health and safety of nursing home residents. In order to protect the most vulnerable...
The following letter was submitted to Seema Verma, Administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, on August 7, 2017. Re: Arbitration Agreements in Long-Term Care Facilities Dear...
Governor Wolf’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget proposes to consolidate the Departments of Aging (PDA), Human Services, Health, and Drug and Alcohol Programs into one large new agency which would be...
Per capita caps would result in devastating cuts in Medicaid funding. Because care for seniors and people with disabilities makes up 72% of Medicaid spending in Pennsylvania, the deep federal cuts...
For 50 years, Medicare has made it possible for older adults and people with disabilities to access the health care they need, and has contributed to longer life expectancies and greater economic...
The following testimony was delivered by Pam Walz, Co-Director of CLS's Aging and Disabilities Unit, to the Pennsylvania Senate Aging and Youth Committee and the Pennsylvania House Aging...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS client Naomi Cain to the Philadelphia City Council Committee on Labor and Civil Service on June 15, 2016. My name is Naomi Cain.  I’ll be 82 years...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS client Phyllis Ridenhour to the Philadelphia City Council Committee on Labor and Civil Service on June 15, 2016. My name is Phyllis Ridenhour.  I...