The new public opinion poll finds strong support for home health, choose home care Act, and the Affordable Care Act
The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH) and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice announced today the results of a new public opinion poll that found strong support for expanding home health options following hospitalization and choose Homecare Act.
The poll conducted by Morning Consult for the Partnership found that a majority of respondents support more patient choice and access to healthcare in the comfort, safety, and familiarity of their home. The findings underscore the popularity of home health and the importance of passing the Choose Home Care Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill that would establish, in order to make individualized, patient preferred home-based extended care programs cost-
For example, the Morning Consult poll found:
- Over nine in ten Medicare beneficiaries (94%) say they would prefer to receive post-hospital short-term health care at home. Only 3% say they would prefer a nursing home.
- 85% of adults say that federal government should give priority to expanding Medicare coverage for home health care. 90% of those over 65 say that should be a high priority for the federal government.
- 866% of adults, including 94% of Medicare beneficiaries, support the Choose Home Care Act. The bill has a wide bipartisan support with 83% of Republicans and 92% of Democrats supporting the Choose Home Care Act.
"The results of the new poll show what we've long appreciated: a vast majority of Americans support greater access to healthcare in the comfort and safety of their homes," said Joanne Cunningham, executive director of The Partnership. As Congress continues to consider the bipartisan Choose Home Care Act, it will be critical to ensure that the needs of Medicare beneficiaries and their families are being met in today's changing healthcare landscape. We urge Congress to support the Choose Home Care Act so that older Americans can recover from hospitalization in the setting they prefer and deserve. We want to ensure that they can stay at home, and that more older americans can get better from the
The Partnership and the NAHC strongly support the Select Home Care Act, introduced in July by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Todd Young (R-IN) as well as the Alliance for Independence. The legislation will
The growing public support for increased opportunities to "age in place" with health care in their own home. The Choose Home legislation provides a good measure of health and the health of the individual that is better for us. The modernization of Medicare is now a timely process," said Deputy President William Dombi of NAHC.
If enacted, the Choose Home Care Act would enable eligible Medicare patients (as determined by a carefully controlled assessment tool) to receive extended care services as an add-on to the existing Medicare Home Health benefit for 30 days post- The Choose Home Care Act would help ill individuals to recover safely at home, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 virus or other infectious diseases. Choose Home would save the Medicare Trust Fund in avoided nursing home costs for patients who can receive home-level care.
The poll was conducted by Morning Consult between the 11 and 15 August 2021 among a national survey of 2200 adults. The interviews were conducted online, and the data was weighted to a target population of adults based on gender, educational attainment, age, race, or region. The total survey result has a margin of error of minus or tonne of 2 percentage points.
Click here to view the survey results.
About the Partnership for Home Health in Quality Partnership About Home Healthcare Quality. The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare was established in 2010 to work in partnership with government officials to ensure the health of all Americans. The Partnership represents community and hospital-based home healthcare agencies nationwide and aims to develop innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality and efficiency of home care for seniors. Visit pqhh.org to learn more.
About National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) About national association for home care & hospice (APH) (National Association of Home / Hospice) The National Association for Home Care and Hospice is a voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation's 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are older, disabled and sick. About 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who are the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. Learn more about this website by visiting nahc.org.
SOURCE Partnership for Quality Home Health and National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Association of the American Association and the Associations for Healthcare / Home.