Free Webinar: Medicaid Funding Caps Would Harm Older Americans

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When: Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET. REGISTER NOW  One result of the 2016 elections has been increased discussion of Medicaid “cap” proposals. What would happen if federal Medicaid funding were capped, and individual states were given broad authority to re-write their Medicaid programs? How could states maintain necessary health care … Continue reading

Why Medicaid Matters for the Aging Community

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Want to know what proposed changes to Medicaid would mean for older adults and the State of CA? These changes could drastically affect LTSS, long-term services and supports, which supports the most vulnerable older adults. Please see the link below from our national partner, NCOA. If you’re not sure what Medicaid is or who it … Continue reading

Medicaid Funding Caps Would Harm Older Americans

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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

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a Replacement Hurts Seniors

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by Jennifer Goldberg, Justice in Aging Directing Attorney Every day, whether seniors need to see a doctor, receive care in their home, or pay for prescription drugs, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are lifelines for older adults. However, the entire health care system upon which older adults rely is at risk in … Continue reading

Join the Convo: #StandWithSeniors

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There will be much decision-making and discussion, in coming weeks and months, regarding  issues and programs that affect older Americans and their families. NCOA, our national partner in education and advocacy, launched Straight Talk for Seniors® to provide information for older adults, their families, caregivers, and the professionals who serve them on key policy concerns involving the Affordable Care … Continue reading

Health Network Alert

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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

CALL TO ACTION: Call Congress TODAY!

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President Trump and the new Congress are moving quickly to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Major restructuring and cuts to Medicaid may not be far behind. This is your chance to tell Congress to protect these programs for seniors and people with disabilities. Join thousands of aging and disability advocates in calling Congress on Tuesday, … Continue reading

Call To Action: Reach Out to Your Members to Advocate for Aging Programs TODAY

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Please complete the 2 Action Steps provided below TODAY! It is critical that as Congress and the Administration move forward with major policy and funding decisions in 2017 that they hear from your agency about the work you are doing locally to keep their older constituents and their caregivers healthy and independent in the community for as … Continue reading

Tips on Telephoning Your Elected Officials

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There are multiple ways to get in touch with your elected officials to let them know your perspective on aging issues. These include writing a letter, sending an email, telephoning them and meeting with them in person. Read through the following tips on ways to successfully communicate with your elected officials over the phone and … Continue reading

Caregiving Tips for Boomers: 5 Tips for Decreasing the Cost of Caring for Elderly Parents

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Over 30 million Baby Boomers provide countless hours of assistance to elderly parents at no charge. It is estimated that, using average hourly wages, the total amount of this uncompensated care is comparable to the entire Medicare budget. For the estimated 7 million Boomers who provide long distance care, actual out of pocket expenses amount … Continue reading

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