One Week Remaining Until Pivotal Election, Seniors Urged to Cast Ballots for Lawmakers Who Support Home Healthcare

WASHINGTON (November 1, 2016) – With just one week until the long-anticipated 2016 election, the national Bring the Vote Home (BTVH) initiative is encouraging America’s seniors – who comprise approximately 31 percent of the voting-eligible population – to research and vote for candidates supportive of Medicare’s home healthcare benefit and will work to protect seniors’

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Where Trump, Clinton stand on Healthcare

National healthcare policy was thrust into the spotlight Thursday in Nashville, where a bipartisan panel of experts including former U.S. Sens. Bill Frist and Tom Daschle and Nancy-Ann DeParle, an architect of Obamacare, discussed the challenges facing the next president. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have talked about want to limit out-of-pocket costs for

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Campaigning to help make voting easier for patients

During this year’s presidential election season, we hear a lot about voter turnout, polls, and voter registration issues, but one important constituency demands attention: the 400,000 elderly, chronically ill, and persons with disabilities in New York state who receive home care services. Many of these individuals are homebound, meaning they have difficulty getting to the

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Graying voters wield great power

Gray power is growing in the United States. Because of their burgeoning numbers, senior citizens — those 65 and older — have a unique opportunity this election cycle to play a pivotal role in electing a president, members of Congress and state legislators. Yet many people, including candidates, discount senior citizens’ knowledge and abilities. In

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Seniors oppose home health care review agencies

Enough already! That’s what seniors are saying about the increasing number of rules and regulations government agencies are proposing to change the way Medicare dollars and treatment are administered. The latest proposal, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), would create a government review process for doctors who provide their patients with home

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Poll: US seniors oppose government interference in healthcare

A large majority of U.S. seniors — 83 percent — believe physicians should be able to write prescriptions and provide services without government interference, according to a poll of nearly 2,000 voters over age 65. Polling was conducted by Morning Consult and sponsored by Bring The Vote Home, an initiative to empower elderly and disabled

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Majority of U.S. Seniors Against Pre-Claim Review

The start of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) pre-claim review demonstration has drawn harsh criticism from many stakeholders in the home health care industry. Now, they may be able to say that seniors themselves don’t like the initiative, either. Bring Home the Vote, which sponsored the poll, is a national initiative that

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National Poll: Majority of Older Americans Oppose Government Interference with Health Care Services

As CMS implements home health pre-claim review demonstration, more than four-out-of-five seniors support physicians’ autonomy when prescribing health care services. Washington, DC – A new national poll of nearly 2,000 registered voters over age 65 sponsored by Bring The Vote Home (BTVH) found that a large majority of U.S. seniors oppose a Medicare policy requiring

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Doug Schoen: Trump, Hillary and the forgotten swing vote — seniors

As the polls continue to take shape after the conventions, we’re seeing Hillary Clinton further solidify her lead with African Americans, Latinos, voters under 30 and women. She’s made considerable gains with independents and is, miraculously, chipping away at Donald Trump’s lead with white Americans. But what we don’t know is which side of the

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Musings: Bring the vote home; choose candidates who support home care

Pennsylvania’s homecare community brings care and services into the homes of more than 575,000 seniors and people with illness and disabilities – a number that is growing each year as people live longer. Homecare is a lifeline, providing everything from medical care to assistance with activities of daily living like bathing and grooming. Home care agencies

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