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Federal Advocacy Action

An estimated 6.2 million people in America are living with Alzheimer’s. We advocate for research, caregiver support, and access to affordable quality health care. Alzheimer’s LA is a proud member of the Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) Coalition and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Act

Representative Maxine Waters (CA), Representative Chris Smith (NJ), Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) and Senator Susan Collins (ME) reintroduced the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Act (H.R. 1474/S. 56). This bipartisan and bicameral bill would help provide training and support services for unpaid family caregiver especially for women, minorities, and other underserved communities.

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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Signed into law in August 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes Medicare prescription drug reforms and changes to the Part D program to protect people with Medicare from high out-of-pocket costs.

  • Expands Medicare Part D “Extra Help” subsidy by raising the income limit
  • Caps Medicare Part D Out-of-Pocket Costs and caps insulin at $35 a month
  • Expands no cost vaccine coverage for people with Medicare
  • Lowers drug prices
  • Extends enhanced ACA tax credits for those not eligible for Medicare
  • Prevents premium spikes for 1.5 million enrollees in Covered California

Read Justice in Aging’s fact sheet.
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FEDERAL ADVOCACY

Paid Leave Alliance for Dementia Caregivers

Together with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, we are advocating for access to paid family and medical leave for caregivers of individuals living with chronic medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Learn more about the Alliance

Funding Alzheimer's Research

We are advocating for increased funding for Alzheimer’s research and programs in the federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bills. Learn more about our priorities.

The FY 2022 budget included several investments and increases in funding for programs related to Alzheimer’s. See the NCOA aging program funding chart for a thorough breakdown of FY 2022 levels.

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