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

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

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

Advocacy Vs Complacency

Having just returned from Washington D.C., attending and presenting at The American Society on Aging Conference, I realized the importance of those of us aging, caring for frail family members and those with careers in the field of aging to stand up and be heard. We cannot afford the luxury of denial or being complacent. … Continue reading

Finding A Medicare Plan That Works

Two main options are available when it comes to covering expenses not taken care of by Medicare. Medicare advantage plans and medicare medigap plans. Because there is a lot of confusion between the two I would like to address the main differences. Typically there are always exceptions to any rule so please check with your … Continue reading

Home Care and Medicare

In-Home Care Home health care can provide you with services in the comfort of your own home, these services are generally coordinated by a home health care agency.. Some services offered are skilled nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology services, and medical social services as advised and ordered by your doctor. A home … Continue reading

Important Information Surrounding Medicare Plans and Coverage

Aging happens to everyone. It is the one truth that is consistent in life. Along with aging come certain advantages and disadvantages. However it is looked upon retirement happens around the age of sixty-five. Some find retirement as nearing the end while others take on the view that their second lives are starting. With turning … Continue reading

How The Medicare Doughnut Hole Is Making American Seniors Sick

In 2003, Congress passed The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act into law. The crafting and passing of this bill was highly influenced by lobbyists from both the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. These groups made sure their coffers would be filled with taxpayers’ money without providing any substantial benefit to American seniors. It was … Continue reading

Get Health Insurance As Soon As Possible

Nowadays, medical costs are getting higher and higher, leaving patients wondering how they are going to pay for their hospitalization and medication. If you don’t want to be taken by surprise by these high costs, take some precautions and get insured. Health insurance plans such as Medicare part a are ideal for all those who … Continue reading

Sample Letter to Elected Officials

Below is an example for an individual letter writing campaign. The aim is to hold power accountable by taking action in advocacy on issues that matter to Americans 50+. This letter’s focus is primarily on strengthening Medicare. To find out more information on the status of bills in the U.S. Congress related to the subject of … Continue reading

Tips on Telephoning Your Elected Officials

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

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