Last month the Leadership Council on Aging Organizations (LCAO), of which the Center for Medicare Advocacy is a member, endorsed Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline’s H.Res. 583, Reestablishing the House Select Committee on Aging (HSCoA).
The letter from LCAO members called on members of Congress to support this important Resolution. “Historically, the HSCoA served as a unique venue that allowed open, bipartisan debate from various ideological and philosophical perspectives to promote consensus that, in turn, permeated standing committees. Millions of older Americans faced unique economic and health risks pre-pandemic, and the coronavirus continues to take its toll, exacerbating the problem of social isolation and family separation across generations. Addressing the needs of older Americans in a post-pandemic world will require vigilant oversight and action,” the letter stated.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy continues to support reestablishing this Committee, and urges House members to join in this effort.