elder care

6 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to Andrew Cuomo

Tell Gov. Cuomo to Protect NY LHCSAs

I, the undersigned, request that Governor Andrew Cuomo repeal those provisions in the 2018-2019 Enacted Budget that limit the number of Licensed Home Care Service Agency a Managed Long Term Care Plan can contract with. Why should you sign this petition? On October 1, 2018 thousands of elderly and disabled population will be forced to end their relationship with their home care service providers, as a result of The New York State 2018-2019 Enacted Budget that limits the number of LHCSAs that Managed Long Term Care Plan (MLTCP) can contract with. Add your name to ask the Governor to end this. There are currently over 1400 LHCSAs authorized to provide hourly nursing care assistance with activities of daily living and other health and social services to NY’s low-income elderly and disabled populations. Despite LHCSAs’ irreplaceable role in making sure patients’ needs are met by the highest quality care, we are now in a very difficult position. The New York State 2018-2019 Enacted Budget was signed into law by way of an executive order. In that executive order, there is a section that seeks to put 30% Licensed Home Care Service Agency (LHCSA) out of business by limiting the number of LHCSAs that Managed Long Term Care Plan (MLTCP) can contract with.  On October 1, 2018, a significant number of LHCSAs will be informed that their contracts with insurance carriers (MLTCP) will be terminated and their patients will be moved. We believe it violates the constitutional rights of the owners of LHCSAs as it seeks to force them out of business without compensation. The Enacted Budget also disrupts the long-term home health care delivery system. Thousands of elderly and disabled Medicaid enrollees will be affected as they will be offered a limited choice of home care providers and little time to shift to another plan/ network if necessary. Healthcare reform by means of cost reduction comes at the cost of the health outcome of the most needed. LHCSA owners are working to stop the law from being implemented. We demand our constitutional right and dignity as business owners. Sign this petition and help protect LHCSAs- we are hardworking small business owners who serve the most vulnerable population in your community: the chronically ill, the disabled, and the elderly.

LHCSA Coalition
1,041 supporters
This petition won 6 months ago

Petition to Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Thad Cochran, Patrick J. Leahy, Roy Blunt, Patty Murray, Vern Buchanan, Thomas Rooney, Francis Rooney, Tom Cole, Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Save the SHINE program - Keep Federal funding for this vital senior program #SHINEon

Every single day in the United States, 10,000 seniors become eligible for Medicare.  Most seniors depend on Medicare for all or part of their health insurance coverage. They choose from a dizzying array of plans with varying costs and coverage levels-- including 20 prescription plans and nearly as many Medicare Advantage plans.  Comparing options and choosing the right plan can be difficult, time-consuming, and downright confusing. That's where SHINE comes to the rescue.  SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) provides free, unbiased, and personalized assistance to elders as they navigate the medicare maze.  Last year in Florida, more than 175,000 seniors took advantage of SHINE to choose the right Medicare plan. Many saved thousands of dollars, thanks to the SHINE program and its volunteers. SHINE isn't only available in Florida.  It's a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), funded by the Federal government. While the programs may have different names, every state has a SHIP program to help its seniors make those difficult Medicare decisions.But Federal lawmakers are threatening to eliminate the funding for all State Health Insurance Assistance Programs like SHINE. What will happen without this vital program?  Seniors would have nowhere to turn for unbiased, one-on-one advice. They would lose advocates who help them understand their benefits, assist with claims and appeals, and answer their questions about issues like long-term care. For many of the 10,000 Americans who become eligible for Medicare every day, State Health Insurance Assistance Programs like SHINE are a lifeline to education for one of the most important choices they'll make in their lives. In Southwest Florida, SHINE is overseen by the Area Agency on Aging.  We at AAASWFL are urging you, on behalf of the 4 million seniors that live in Florida, to tell our U.S. Senators to vote to continue funding this vital program.  If you've personally benefited from SHINE, tell them about your experience.   Together, we can all do our part to keep SHINE's light burning bright. #SHINEon

Area Agency on Aging for SWFL
997 supporters
Started 10 months ago

Petition to CBS

CBS This Morning: Redact pseudoscience segment on profit-seeking Dr Gayatri Devi

5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease, and there are more than 15 million caregivers. My dad is just one of those 5.5 million, but there are expected to be as many as 16 million Americans with Alzheimer's by 2050. Why would the NIH and the Alzheimer's Association predict this growth if "exercising 30 minutes a day, three times a week and eating a Mediterranean diet could prevent 60% of Alzheimer's cases." This is what Dr. Gayatri Devi alleged on CBS This Morning and in her new book, Spectrum of Hope.  My family and so many others have been fighting this disease and fundraising because according to credible sources like the Alzheimer's Association, there is NO PREVENTION and NO WAY TO SLOW PROGRESSION, which Dr. Devi says is a myth. CBS, we will NEVER find a cure for Alzheimer's if you do not redact Dr. Devi's statements to make it clear that her statements are only opinions NOT science. For the real facts, talk to the Alzheimer's Association or the NIH. Do not talk to someone trying to profit from the suffering of millions of Americans trying to find hope in this hopeless disease.  My father was a triathlete, a pilot, a lawyer, and an overall amazing dad. He was smart, funny, and kind. So I have never been more insulted or hurt by a morning news show than I was this morning. I wish Dr. Devi could meet my father in the dementia care facility he lives in and tell me that his disease was preventable or that his progress could have been slowed.  Friends, please support this petition and a media that vets their guests and their work before misleading millions who watch these segments.  TLDR: Dr. Devi went on CBS This Morning to profit off of her book which misleads millions into thinking Alzheimer's disease is preventable/can be stopped. CBS This Morning should redact these statements as to not mislead their viewers.  

Caroline Magee
40 supporters