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Silver PAC supporters joined together November 9-10 in Washington, D.C. to celebrate a successful year of PAC fundraising in support of the senior living industry, and to discuss the impact of the midterm elections on the political and policy landscape over the next two years.

2018 Event Highlights

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About the Featured Speakers

Jim Ellis is a 35-year veteran of politics at the state and national levels, the creator of the Ellis Insight publication, and Senior Political Analyst for the Business-Industry Political Action Committee. He began his career with the San Diego County Republican Party, and then served as an original staff member for then-Congressman Bill Lowery (R-CA). He is a renowned expert in providing political analysis and commentary; a natural and articulate speaker, he is sought after for keynotes at national association meetings, university audiences, PAC member gatherings, and corporate client seminars. In November, Ellis will address the outcome of the midterm elections and its impact at the federal and state level.


Ray LaHood is a former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, serving in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2013. With a 36-year career in public service, Secretary LaHood has extensive experience on major national policy issues, among them transportation and infrastructure. As Secretary of Transportation, he oversaw an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget in charge of air, maritime, and surface transportation. Prior to serving as Secretary of Transportation, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Illinois’ 18th congressional district.

Learn more about the featured speakers!

2017 Fiesta en Mexico Highlights

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See more photos from the 2017 Trustee and Silver Circle event.

Advocacy News

Magazine Article

Of Passion and Postage: Channeling Grief into Action

August 28, 2018

You may not think much about the stamps you use for mail—generally anything in stock at the post office will do. However, with the Alzheimer’s semipostal fundraising stamp, you’re not just getting postage: You’re getting a story. That’s because this stamp is the culmination of two individuals’ hard work and determination to raise funds that…


Chronic Care Act Included in Balanced Budget Act May Present Model for Expanding Long-Term Care and Supports

August 20, 2018

Legislation included in the BBA earlier this year may present Congress with a model to expand certain long-term care and supports. Passed with bipartisan support as part of the budget bill approved earlier this year, the “Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2018,” provides Medicare Advantage plans the…


HHS Office of Inspector General Report Identifies Vulnerabilities in Medicare Hospice Program

August 20, 2018

As part of OIG’s ongoing efforts to fight waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and more than 100 other HHS programs, it recently released a report identifying vulnerabilities to fraud and poor care. The new report covers hospice care since 2005 and increases in utilization and reimbursement. OIG made more than a dozen recommendations…


Dept. of Labor Issues Final Rule to Repeal Persuader Rule

August 20, 2018

On July 18, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Labor-Management Standards issued a final rule rescinding the so-called “persuader rule,” a controversial Obama-era regulation requiring employers to disclose advice received about labor unions. Specifically, the persuader rule altered the advice exemption under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, interfering with both employers’ access…


Argentum Advances Discussions on Long-Term Care Financing with Congressional Committees

August 20, 2018

As part of efforts to continue to elevate the issue of long-term care financing and in response to draft legislation by Rep. Frank Pallone, Argentum is actively engaged with Congressional Committees including the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Veterans Affairs, and Senate Finance. While Rep. Pallone’s draft legislation would expand the Medicare program…


A Look at the Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act

August 20, 2018

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), who currently serves as the Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, has filed H.R. 6563, which would establish a public long-term care benefit of the Medicare program for elderly and disabled individuals by creating a new Part E under Medicare entitled Long Term Care Services and Supports (LTSS).…


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