Who remembers the lessons learned in the Schoolhouse Rock segment, “I’m Just a Bill?”. Believe it or not, it’s a fairly accurate representation of how bills become laws in the Indiana General Assembly.
As legislators near completion of committee hearings for the second-half of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly, there are a number of bills still moving forward that impact older adults and persons with disabilities, and their families and caregivers. Some of the promising proposals for which IAAAA has provided supportive testimony include:
- Updating Indiana’s POST law and establishing orders of priority in health care decision making. (HB 1119)
- Establishing a nursing faculty loan repayment grant program to alleviate provider shortages. (SB 28)
- Ensuring Medicaid pays hospice providers for services rendered. (SB 62)
- Ensuring appropriate and efficient levels of occupancy in nursing facilities. (SB 190)
- Ensuring consistent property tax assessment for non-profit affordable housing. (SB 213)