Senate bipartisan proposal boon to nation’s family caregivers – Herb Weiss

The Alleviating Barriers for Caregivers (ABC) Act, introduced as S. 3109, aims to simplify the federal bureaucracy and streamline access to key financial and healthcare programs for the more than 48 million family caregivers in the United States. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Senators Edward Markey and Shelley Moore Capito, along with other co-sponsors, directs the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Social Security Administration to review and simplify processes, forms, and communications for family caregivers to help individuals access and use benefits under Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and Social Security programs. The legislation seeks to improve caregivers’ experiences by involving them in the review process and eliminating complex, burdensome procedures. Family caregivers play a vital role in supporting their loved ones, and the ABC Act is designed to make their responsibilities more manageable. Read more at