Federal Budget Update

Please see the link below to the NCOA, National Council on Aging, report on the federal budget and senior programs. The link gives a comprehensive list of cuts, increases and level funding across all programs: https://www.ncoa.org/blog/scsep-ship-face-congressional-budget-cuts/?utm_content=buffer04af1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

We Need to Keep Fighting for Healthcare

The GOP’s Zombie Health Repeal Bill Keeps Rising From the Dead – Let’s Send it to the Grave for Good New Proposals Keep Getting Scarier The Republicans in congress continue to push to resurrect the awful American Health Care Act to repeal “Obamacare.” In the last few days, the White House and Congressmember have had … Continue reading

Vote on Thursday Could Undo 50 Years of Health Progress

Due to the many potential budget cuts and looming policy changes that will negatively impact seniors, now more than ever, it is crucial that you use your voice and speak up in support of older adults! Please, please, ACT! CALL! SPEAK UP! Time is of the essence…… THIS IS THE WEEK OF TRUTH FOR HEALTH CARE Thursday Set for GOP House Bill … Continue reading

Meals on Wheels Advocacy

*Please see the 6 Call to Action bullet points below. *While the intended audience of this Call to Action is Meals on Wheels Providers and programs, ANYONE who cares about senior meals can follow these guidelines and advocate. WASHINGTON UPDATE Everything You Need to Know About What’s Going On Budget Response Toolkit Following the release … Continue reading

Tell Congress to Say No to Medicaid Cuts, Higher Costs for Seniors in Health Care Reform Bill

Attention Aging Advocates: URGENT ACTION NEEDED As detailed in our March 10 Legislative Update, the House is advancing the first of several measures to ultimately repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). n4a is opposing the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as it does not adequately address the ACA issues we raised in our January ACA … Continue reading

Trump’s Proposed Budget

In addition to the information shared below by Justice in aging, the proposed budget also eliminates: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funds local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development. Many non-profits serving seniors are operating … Continue reading

Call to Protect Medicaid

Dear Aging Advocates,   We need your voice TODAY to tell the Republican majority in Congress: DO NOT CUT MEDICAID. Call Congress now to protect Medicaid: 1-866-426-2631 You will be connected with your Republican member of Congress. If your member is a Democrat, you’ll be connected with a Republican in a nearby district. When you get connected, … Continue reading

ACA REPLPACEMENT: Fact Sheet: Medicaid Caps & Cuts Harm Older Adults

Medicaid provides essential care for women throughout their lives—from family planning and maternal health services to nursing home care. However, yesterday, on International Women’s Day, committees in Congress were busy marking up a GOP ACA replacement bill that will fundamentally change the way Medicaid is funded, making it harder for both older and younger women … Continue reading

Medicaid Funding Caps Would Harm Older Americans

Recent months have seen increased discussion of proposals to cap federal Medicaid spending. Under these proposals, the federal government would provide limited funding through either block grants or per capita payments to states, and states would have broad discretion to set their own Medicaid standards. A new issue brief from Justice in Aging explains how … Continue reading

Health Network Alert

Older adults rely on Medicaid, Medicare, and programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to get the health care they need. As Congress begins work to repeal the ACA, it’s important to understand how changes to the ACA will dramatically alter these programs, jeopardizing the care seniors rely on to stay healthy. Because of the … Continue reading

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