The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) have released the following statement in response to the Choose Home Care Act of 2021:

“We adamantly oppose this bill in its current form. The complex Choose Home Care Act would supplant existing benefits, create duplicative payments, confuse beneficiaries, and increase out-of-pocket costs. At the same time, this legislation lacks clear quality and safety provisions, leaving patients vulnerable to inadequate care. 

“AHCA/NCAL strongly supports rational population health framework approaches to offer beneficiaries preferred care options.  We need proposals that add options for Medicare beneficiaries, not limit them. We hope to work with members of Congress to bring forth a solution that promotes choice and flexibility while streamlining services and generating savings to the system.”