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Support An Act relative to supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities (S.2848, H.4725)

Dignity Digest Spotlight on July 8, 2022 Take Action Dignity Alliance Massachusetts has endorsed An Act relative to supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities (S.2848, H.4725) Help pass S.2848 / H.4725 into law! Contact Senate President Karen Spilka [(617) 722-1500 / ¬†Karen.Spilka@masenate.gov]¬† and House Speaker Ronald Mariano [(617) 722-2500 / Ronald.Mariano@mahouse.gov]. Urge them […]

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Support An Act expanding wheelchair warranty protections for consumers with disabilities (S.2567)

Dignity Digest Spotlight on July 1, 2022 Take Action Dignity Alliance Massachusetts has endorsed An Act expanding wheelchair warranty protections for consumers with disabilities (S.2567). Help pass S.2567 into law! See item #2 in the Advocacy section below regarding steps you can take to make your voice heard. A proposed state law would make it easier to […]

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Advocate to Pay to Spouses as Caregivers

S89 / H1305 An Act allowing spouses as caregivers Referred to Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. Contact Senator Adam Gomez (Adam.Gomez@masenate.gov, (617) 722-1660) and Representative Michael Finn (Michael.Finn@mahouse.gov, (617) 722-2676) to urge favorable action. Sponsors – Senator Joanne Comerford and Representative Norman Orrall Read the full DignityMA Endorsement for S89 and […]

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Actions Facilities

Advocate for Nursing Home Reform

Please contact Senator Pat Jehlen (Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov, (617) 722-1578) and Representative Tom Stanley (Thomas.Stanley@mahouse.gov, (617) 722-2810) of the Committee on Elder Affairs to urge favorable action on S414 and other bills that would improve the quality of nursing homes. It is possible that some of these bills may be incorporated into a larger Nursing Home Reform […]

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Resolution – COVID-19 Remembrance Day

H4224 – Resolutions establishing the annual observance of COVID-19 Remembrance Day Please support H4224! Letter to Legislators DignityMA has sent this letter to legislators. We ask others to contact their legislators and support 4224. Dear Legislator: Dignity Alliance Massachusetts is recognizing the two year anniversary of the onset of Covid-19 with the attached resolution.  On […]

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Action Agenda from Consumer Voice

From the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care March Forth Together On February 28, 2022, the Biden Administration announced it would be implementing new nursing home reforms including the creation of a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes, accountability for poor performing nursing homes, increased transparency around ownership and finances, and support for direct […]

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Endorsement S2695 – PACT: Pharmaceutical Access, Costs and Transparency

S2695 – An Act relative to pharmaceutical access, costs and transparency Filed by Senator Friedman, originally as S771. The Senate has passed the PACT Act. Please ask House Members to endorse and pass the PACT Act. Summary The bill seeks to bring oversight to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), who play a major role in how drugs are […]