Huffington Post: Key Obamacare Official Stepping Down

Jonathan Cohn & Jeffrey Young  A senior government official with almost unparalleled authority over the U.S. health care system is stepping down, ending a tenure that included one highly publicized, highly consequential failure on Obamacare as well as significant, if less heralded, successes. Marilyn Tavenner will resign as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, … Continue reading

Huffington Post: GOP Begins Assault on Elderly, Poor, Disabled, Math, and Reason

Richard Zombeck The 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, opening the flood gates to legislation that will potentially damage the economy, hurt the middle class and the poor, and leave the retired Americans in the worst financial shape they’ve been in for years. After six years as a sleeper cell, the GOP is gunning … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Happy Birthday, SSI, Time for an Update

Kevin Prindiville  Last week an extremely important federal program that you have likely never heard of turned 43 years old. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides modest, yet life-saving, cash assistance to 8 million seniors and people with disabilities with extremely limited income and resources. As important as the program is, as it grows … Continue reading

HuffPost: Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the Poor

John William Springs, a retiree who gets nearly $12,000 a year in Social Security and disability checks, is $1,300 above the poverty threshold: officially, not poor.

From our colleague, Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of NSCLC:    Imagine your aunt lives alone on a limited, fixed income, and you recently found out that her grandson had moved into the house she owns, locked her in a bedroom behind a steel-grated door, and began dealing drugs in the living room. Sadly, this is … Continue reading

Huff Post: Income Inequality Among America’s Seniors Means It’s Not Time to Cut the Safety Net

Kevin Prindiville - 5th Annual LAAAC Aging Summit

Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, The National Senior Citizens Law Center  Two weeks ago, a USA Today story revealed that the U.S. has the fourth most uneven income distribution in the developed world. We rank just behind Chile, Mexico, and Turkey with one of the developed world’s largest income gaps. While income inequality in America is not news, few are … Continue reading

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