Community

NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.

Education

NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.

Advocacy

NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.

News

Medicare Advantage Spends Less on Care, So Why Is It Costing So Much?

8/14/2017 |  Story

The Medicare Advantage program was supposed to save taxpayers money by allowing insurers to offer older Americans private alternatives to Medicare.
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How to Foil The Latest Social Security Scam

8/11/2017 |  Story

For scammers, it's all about the information. Once they have an account number, address or personal identification, they can steal your identity.
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For Veterans Mustard-Gassed in Secret Tests, Help Now Sits on President's Desk

8/10/2017 |  Story

Decades after the U.S. government exposed service members to chemical weapons in secret experiments, lawmakers have advanced a measure intended to make it easier for those World War II veterans to obtain compensation. The bill, known as the Arla Harrell Act, advanced to President Trump's desk after Senate approval Wednesday.
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How Tax Reform Could Hit Charitable Giving

8/9/2017 |  Story

Plenty of factors can motivate charitable giving: Moral obligation, religious tithing, a desire to improve the world or leave a legacy.
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Rural Veterans Face Long Paths to Health Care

8/8/2017 |  Story

On this long drive, across two state lines and endless fields of corn and cattle, Lynn Graham thinks about how it may be the quality of life, not the quantity, that matters.
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Updates

NAELA Welcomes Hearing on Bill to Transition People with Disabilities Back Home
9/4/2018  Press Release
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, on H.R. 5306, the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) and Care Act.
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Social Security Celebrates 83rd Anniversary
8/14/2018  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 83rd anniversary of the Social Security Act on August 14, 2018
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NAELA Celebrates Medicare and Medicaid Anniversary
7/30/2018  Press Release
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, he stated, “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings they have so ca
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NAELA Celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary
7/26/2018  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 2018
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NAELA Praises Ruling to Block Kentucky Medicaid Waiver
7/2/2018  Press Release
On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia overturned the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) approval of a Kentucky Medicaid waiver that would have led to an estimated 95,000 individuals losing h
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eLearning Course: Understanding Diminished Capacity

This course explores the topic area of diminished capacity. It is intended to assist in accessing capacity when using the APA Handbook for Attorneys and the accompanying Capacity Worksheet for Lawyers. In addition to the associated reference-based resources, the interactive format includes video instruction and analysis from NAELA members Roberta Flowers and Edwin Boyer, as well as simulated consultation for review.

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