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


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


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


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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August 2017 Advocacy Update
8/10/2017  Newsletter
NAELA Calls on CMS to Drop Proposal to Allow Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Nursing Homes - Under new leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks to reverse the prior Administration’s ban on pre-dispute binding arbitration provis
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NAELA to CMS: Don’t Allow Binding Arbitration in Nursing Home Agreements
8/9/2017  Press Release
This week, NAELA submitted a letter to CMS urging the agency to withdraw its new proposal to allow binding arbitration provisions with very few conditions.
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NAELA Celebrates Medicare and Medicaid Anniversary
7/28/2017  Press Release
As a result of these two programs, millions of Americans have been able to gain access to the basic health coverage and advanced technologies needed to live longer and healthier lives.
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NAELA Celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
7/26/2017  Press Release
Congress enacted the ADA “to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.”
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NAELA President’s Statement on Senate Health Care Reform Legislation
6/23/2017  Press Release
NAELA President Hy Darling, CELA, CAP, released the following statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act, today.
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