Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is committed to staying engaged in, and sharing, the latest public policy news affecting older adults, caregivers and the professionals who care for them.
Check out current policy news below!
FY 2024 Budget Proposal
Last week, President Biden released his budget proposal for federal fiscal year (FY) 2024, which begins on October 1. (The HHS budget in brief summary document was posted as well.) Some highlights for aging programs include:
|Program||FY23 Final Funding Level||FY24 Biden Proposal|
|OAA Title III-B (HCBS)||$410 Million||$500 Million|
|OAA Title III-C (nutrition)||$1.066 Billion||$1.284 Billion|
|OAA Title III-D (preventative health)||$26.3 Million||$26.3 Million|
|OAA Title III-E (family caregiver support)||$205 Million||$250 Million|
|OAA Title VI-A (Native American nutrition/support)||$38 Million||$70 Million|
|OAA Title VII LTC Ombudsman||$21.9 Million||$27 Million|
|APS State Formula Grants||$15 Million||$58 Million|
Other funding highlights in the budget proposal include:
- $836 million in funding for the 9-8-8 program, an increase of $334 million over FY 2023;
- $45 million for telehealth support, an increase of $7 million above FY 2023;
- $553 million for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics grant program, an increase of $168 million above FY 2023;
- $32 million, the same as in FY 2023, for ACL’s Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative
A House Republican budget is expected to follow soon. The process will then begin in earnest, but in between will be the battle over raising the debt ceiling, which may have implications on federal spending as well. Two key Ohio members of Congress, Reps. Marcy Kaptur and David Joyce, are on the House Appropriations Committee; you should make your priorities known to them.
Nursing Home Quality & Accountability Task Force
If you or your loved one is a nursing home resident, we want to hear from you.
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is hosting an important listening session, conducted by the Ohio Governor’s Nursing Home Quality and Accountability Task Force, to gather feedback from individuals and their experiences with nursing home care in Ohio. Please join us:
Thursday, April 13, 2023
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
The Conference Center at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
11890 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120
Parking is free and available in the front of the building.
The Ohio Governor’s Nursing Home Quality and Accountability Task Force is a group of leading experts in aging, long-term care, and other disciplines – as well as long-term care consumers and advocates themselves – appointed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to study issues surrounding quality of life and quality of care, with a goal of making excellence the expectation for all of Ohio’s 960+ nursing homes. The Task Force is chaired by Ursel J. McElroy, Director of the Ohio Department of Aging.
Innovation and Collaboration: The Ohio State Plan on Aging
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging invites you to attend our upcoming webinar to discuss Ohio’s 2023- 2026 strategic State Plan on Aging. This collaborative approach outlines strategies for Ohioans to age well in our communities. Presented in partnership with the Elder Justice Coalition, Director Ursel McElroy of the Ohio Department of Aging will offer insight into Ohio’s State Plan and how the framework fits into other aging plans across the country.
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