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Aging and Disabilities

Issues involving Aging and Disabilities

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...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Pam Walz to the Philadelphia City Council Committee on Labor and Civil Service on June 15, 2016. Good morning.  My name is Pamela Walz,...
The following comments were submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by CLS' Aging and Disabilities Unit on December 11, 2015. Re:      Community...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Jenny Kye at the Public Meeting on Managed Long-Term Supports and Services on June 26, 2015. Good afternoon.  My name is Jennifer Kye,...