Homelessness among seniors on the rise

https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/kcrw-features/homelessness-among-seniors-on-the-rise   The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority recently reported that the total number of homeless people in L.A. County fell since last year, but they also discovered a disturbing trend. The only group in L.A. that is experiencing homelessness more than last year is people age 62 and over. One reason for this increase … Continue reading

GOP Healthcare Proposal Would Harm California Seniors

Attention Aging Advocates, Repeal and Replace is back on the Trump agenda. Please see the 2 Calls to Action below from our partners, Justice In Aging. Although we fought back against recent efforts in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), leaders in Congress say they … Continue reading

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

Why Medicaid Matters for the Aging Community

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

Tips for Emailing Elected Officials

Generally, the same guidelines apply as with writing letters to elected officials. However, it is important to note that in our technology-driven society, email has become a popular, cost-effective and quick way to share personal views with elected officials. Because of these benefits, legislators receive a high volume of electronic communication. When sending an email, … Continue reading

Tips for Writing Your Elected Officials

There are multiple ways for you to get in touch with your elected officials to let them know your perspective on aging issues. One way is writing a letter. Read through the following tips on ways to successfully write your elected officials and ensure that your voice is heard! Tips On Writing Your Elected Officials … Continue reading

Top 10 Tips for a Successful Visit to a Member of Congress

Ten Tips for Contacting Congress Successfully: You want to establish and strengthen a relationship with your legislator and his/her staff. You should prepare thoroughly, be polite, be specific as possible, and never threaten. Don’t be concerned if you end up meeting with staff rather than your member of Congress. In many cases, this can be … Continue reading

CMS & Department of Health and Human Services: Report to Congress Fraud Prevention System Second Implementation Year

Click here for PDF: http://www.stopmedicarefraud.gov/fraud-rtc06242014.pdf

The Sacramento Bee: Congress confronts Medicare cuts to doctors’ fees

By ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON — Hope is fading for a Capitol Hill drive to permanently fix Medicare’s outdated payment formula and spare doctors from automatic cuts in their fees next month. Now the question is whether lawmakers can regroup and come up with a short-term solution when the current patch expires. Even though there’s widespread support for … Continue reading

NCOA: NCOA Offers 5 Ways Congress Can Help Seniors in 2014

NCOA Media Contact Jean Van Ryzin  Aging Program Funding, Medicare Low-Income Protections, Senior Hunger Top List Washington, DC – With close to one-quarter of voters this November expected to be over age 65, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) suggests five ways Congress can help seniors this year—especially those in greatest need. 1. Restore funding for … Continue reading

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