Federal Deficit Debates: What’s at Stake for Senior Services and Benefits
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Federal Deficit Debates: What’s at Stake for Senior Services and Benefits


Date: February 21, 2013

Time: 01:30 PM ET - 02:30 PM ET

Type: Webinar

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Sponsored by: NCOA and IlluminAge

Debates about reducing the federal budget deficit have dominated Congress’ agenda in recent years. In an effort to curtail spending, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Older Americans Act are all being targeted for cuts.

These are benefits and services that seniors—particularly the most vulnerable—rely on to make ends meet, pay for health care, and remain independent in their own homes and communities.

Hear what deficit reduction proposals have already been enacted, what else could happen to senior programs this year, and what can be done to influence the outcomes of these upcoming budget battles.

Speakers: Howard Bedlin, NCOA Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy; Marci Phillips, NCOA Director of Public Policy and Advocacy 


  • How Congressional budget debates could impact Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act, and other important benefits and community services for older adults.
  • Insights into the politics and roles that key Congressional leaders play in the process. 
  • How you can take simple steps to influence the debate and advocate for the seniors you serve.



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