NCOA: 2015 federal budget: Opportunities for investment?

From our colleagues at NCOA: The White House issued a preview of its FY15 budget request to be released March 4. The President plans to forgo calling for a new measure to calculate Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (the so-called chained CPI) and will advocate for partial replacement of the 2015 sequester with targeted investments. More … 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

NCOA: MIPPA at a glance

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NCOA: OAA Reauthorization Advances in Senate

Last week, the Senate completed a significant step for reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA). By a unanimous voice vote, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved moving S. 1562 to the full Senate for consideration. There was significant debate on an amendment offered by Sen. Burr (R-NC) to remove the provision in the … Continue reading

NCOA: Medicare Open Enrollment 2013: What You Need to Know

October 15, 2013 Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period starts Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. This is the time of year when everyone with Medicare can join or change their health and prescription drug plans for 2014. Depending on your needs, you can switch coverage from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, or vice versa. You also can … Continue reading

NCOA: Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know

At midnight, a significant portion of the federal government shut down because House Republicans refused to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund government agencies past Sept. 30 without also delaying the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What Happened? In the final hours, House Republicans continued their effort to hold the CR hostage to demands to … Continue reading

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