HCAOA stands side-by-side with our more than 4,000+ (and growing!) members every day to advocate for home care businesses, caregivers, and clients. In the past few months, our dedicated team of staff, lobbyists, chapter leaders, and members successfully passed a bill to create home care licensure in Ohio and are at the table to develop the regulations, expanded the scope of services that home care aides in Illinois may provide to clients, and increased the Medicaid rate for home care services in Georgia, South Carolina, and Connecticut, just to name a few.
HCAOA invests nearly $400,000 every year to retain dedicated lobbyists in 10 states, in addition to our lobbyist in Washington D.C. to focus on national issues impacting home care. We stand by this investment because it is critical to our core mission of advocacy on behalf of members.
We remain committed to funding these state advocacy efforts, and we need your help. Just as there is great strength in numbers when it comes to advocacy to amplify our voice, there is also strength in each individual person who stands up to speak.
The HCAOA Advocacy Fund is set up to help offset the ever-increasing costs of retaining state lobbyists. This year, our goal is to raise $102,180 – just a quarter of the total cost – so that we can continue to grow state-level advocacy efforts and build upon the success we have seen.
We are asking that members contribute a minimum of $150 to the Fund. We encourage you to contribute more if you are able – any amount will help.
As we’ve said before, the HCAOA mantra is “Members Matter Most.” We appreciate your trust in allowing us to represent you and our industry, and we promise to continue our hard work to ensure that everyone who wants to receive care and services at home is able to do so.
NEW this year – Join the Capitol Club!
Members who contribute more than $500 to the Fund will be recognized as members of the Capitol Club and invited to participate in exclusive “insider” updates on legislative matters.