AHCA/NCAL Congratulates Attorney General Xavier Becerra for His Nomination to Serve as HHS Secretary Under President-Elect Biden's Administration Released:December 08, 2020 AHCAPressOffice@ahca.org Page ContentThe American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement on the appointment of Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in President-Elect Biden’s administration. The following statement is attributable to the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living: “AHCA/NCAL extends our congratulations to Attorney General Xavier Becerra for his nomination to serve as HHS Secretary under President-elect Biden’s Administration. We have valued our conversations with him when he served in Congress and now as attorney general of California, and we look forward to an open dialogue in his new role, once confirmed.” “Given the tremendous tragedy and challenges our profession have faced this year, we hope to work with Attorney General Becerra on ensuring that long term care is regarded as a pivotal part of our health care system and prioritized for ongoing resources in order to battle COVID-19. When we get through this, we hope to have a national discussion with HHS and other stakeholders about how we can learn from this experience and properly support long term care facilities as we prepare for a rapidly growing elderly population.” For more information please visit www.ahcancal.org/coronavirus. ABOUT AHCA/NCALThe American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org.