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Commission on Long-Term Care: Report to the Congress

Commission on Long-Term Care: Report to the Congress

Date: September 30, 2013
Creator: United States Senate Commission on Long-Term Care
Description: The federal Commission on Long-Term Care. Established as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and signed into law January 2, 2013, the commission's goal was to advise Congress on how comprehensive, high-quality long-term care can be better provided and financed for the nation's older adults and people with disabilities. The Commission is composed of 15 members of the Senate and House of Representatives and released this final report on September 18, 2013. In this document, the commission charted a vision of a fiscally sustainable and effective service delivery system built around concepts of person-and-family-centered care, with integration of long-term services and supports (LTSS) and medicare for both older and younger people with significant cognitive or physical functional limitations. The report provides a solid foundation from which Congress and federal agencies can initiate a more extensive effort to confront the identified LTSS challenges and to move forward on the development and implementation of a better, more comprehensive LTSS system.
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Preparing for Drought in the 21st Century: Report of the National Drought Policy Commission.

Preparing for Drought in the 21st Century: Report of the National Drought Policy Commission.

Date: May 2000
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture. Office of Communications.
Description: In 1998, Congress passed the National Drought Policy Act. The Act stated that this nation would benefit from national drought policy based on preparedness and mitigation to reduce the need for emergency relief. It acknowledged that this country has no consistent, comprehensive policy driving the federal role to help reduce the impacts of drought. The Act also created the National Drought Policy Commission to advise Congress on how best to: Integrate federal drought laws and programs with ongoing state,local, and tribal programs into a comprehensive national policy to mitigate the impacts of and respond to drought. Improve public awareness of the need for drought mitigation. Achieve a coordinated approach to drought mitigation and response by governments and nongovernmental entities, including academic, private, and nonprofit interests. This document constitutes the report of the National Drought Policy Commission. (Commission members were chosen according to provisions in the Act, which required representation of federal and nonfederal government entities and the private sector.) The report presents the basis for national drought policy and calls for commitment and resolve in providing sufficient resources to achieve the policy goals.
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