AHCA Factsheet: American Health Care Act

Dear Aging Advocates, We’d like to pass along some useful material that our LAAAC partner, Justice in Aging, shared with us. It is a recently released factsheet from Sen. Bob Casey‘s office regarding the AHCA‘s effects, specifically on older adults in California: https://www.aging.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/California%20(CA).pdf   For other state-specific factsheets, please click HERE.

Tell Congress to Say No to Medicaid Cuts, Higher Costs for Seniors in Health Care Reform Bill

Attention Aging Advocates: URGENT ACTION NEEDED As detailed in our March 10 Legislative Update, the House is advancing the first of several measures to ultimately repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). n4a is opposing the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as it does not adequately address the ACA issues we raised in our January ACA … Continue reading

Trump’s Proposed Budget

In addition to the information shared below by Justice in aging, the proposed budget also eliminates: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funds local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development. Many non-profits serving seniors are operating … Continue reading

Call to Protect Medicaid

Dear Aging Advocates,   We need your voice TODAY to tell the Republican majority in Congress: DO NOT CUT MEDICAID. Call Congress now to protect Medicaid: 1-866-426-2631 You will be connected with your Republican member of Congress. If your member is a Democrat, you’ll be connected with a Republican in a nearby district. When you get connected, … Continue reading

13 Republicans Against Trump (Trumpcare)

Attention Aging Advocates, Do you have family or friends in any of the following states: Senators Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Tom Cotton (AR), Ted Cruz (TX), Cory Gardner (CO), Dean Heller (NV), Mike Lee (UT), John McCain (AZ), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rand Paul (KY), Rob Portman (OH), and David … Continue reading

How Capped Medicaid Funding Impacts LTSS

Attention Aging Advocates, Below you will find a great resource that Senior Staff Attorney, Amber Christ of Justice in Aging, shared with us today from Community Catalyst: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/resources/publications/document/Impact-of-Medicaid-Per-Capita-Caps-on-LTSS.pdf This information deals specifically with the impact to LTSS (Long-Term Services and Supports) by per capita caps.    

Medicaid Funding Caps Would Harm Older Americans

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

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

Aging Boomers will Impact Labor, Business, Healthcare…and ‘Drive Up Overall labor Costs’

Gary Passmore wrote about the changing face of California and how aging baby boomers ‘will impact, labor, business, healthcare, teachers, nurses, and shortages in these fields are significant enough to drive up overall labor costs’. Those of us in aging know the impact boomers will have on systems and the economy. But, now is the … Continue reading

Join the Convo: #StandWithSeniors

There will be much decision-making and discussion, in coming weeks and months, regarding  issues and programs that affect older Americans and their families. NCOA, our national partner in education and advocacy, launched Straight Talk for Seniors® to provide information for older adults, their families, caregivers, and the professionals who serve them on key policy concerns involving the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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