NAELA Calls on U.S. Senate to Confirm Marilyn Tavenner to CMS Administrator

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NAELA Supports Obama Administration's Nomination; Tavenner Would Continue Implementation of Affordable Care Act

NAELA President Edwin Boyer, Esq., CAP, notes that, “Marilyn Tavenner brings leadership skills and experience in the private and public sectors as a former nurse, health care executive and government official.”

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports the Obama administration’s nomination of Marilyn Tavenner for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator and urges the Senate to swiftly confirm her. NAELA looks forward to supporting Tavenner as she continues the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

NAELA President Edwin Boyer, Esq., CAP, notes that, “Marilyn Tavenner brings leadership skills and experience in the private and public sectors as a former nurse, health care executive and government official.”

NAELA has long supported comprehensive reforms to the health care system to ensure affordable access to health care, care coordination and supportive services for all Americans, and innovations to improve quality and reduce costs.

About NAELA
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.NAELA.org.

About Elder and Special Needs Law
Elder and Special Needs Law are specialized areas that involve representing, counseling and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for individuals. Typically, Elder Law and Special Needs Law address the convergence of legal needs with the social, psychological, medical and financial needs of individuals. The Elder Law and Special Needs Law attorney handles estate planning and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with health care decision-making documents. The Elder and Special Needs Law attorney also assists clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including at-home care, assisted living or nursing homecare. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating public and private resources to finance the cost of care and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of the Elder and Special Needs Law practice.

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