Who Will Be Our Aging Champion?

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“Is California prepared to meet the needs of the aging baby boomer generation?” That was the question posed three years ago by the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada), where I served as Chief of Staff. After a year of research, briefings by experts … 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

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

Advocacy Vs Complacency

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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

Straight Talk for Seniors: Key Policy Concerns involving ACA

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In the coming weeks and months, there will be much discussion about programs and issues that will affect older Americans and their families. NCOA, our national partner in advocacy and education around ACA repeal, Medicare/Medicaid and the Older Americans Act, has launched Straight Talk for Seniors®. Straight Talk for Seniors® provides information for older adults, … Continue reading

Tips on Testifying at Hearings and Public Committee Meetings

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One more powerful form of communication with your elected officials and your surrounding community is to share your testimony at a legislative hearing or public committee meeting. This can be the most effective way to get your voice heard by multiple decisions makers at once. The thought of testifying in front of a number of … Continue reading

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