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Aging Policy Priorities on the Horizon

The current session of Congress is focused on a number of issues important to older Americans and those who serve them. Here’s a look at the key policy priorities that may see movement this year.

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New Congress begins slowly, but seniors’ priorities remain on the docket

As the partial government shutdown extends into a fourth week and becomes the longest one on record, we continue to monitor the effects on benefits and services that older adults rely on.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: What the Administration’s FY19 Budget Request Means for Seniors

On Feb. 12, the Administration released its FY19 budget request, which outlines its funding priorities. See what it means for aging services programs.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Money Follows the Person

A 12-year-old program that has helped more than 75,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities move out of nursing homes is in jeopardy in Congress.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The Final Tax Reform Bill

Congress has passed a tax reform bill that merges the versions passed earlier by each chamber. The final bill includes several provisions that NCOA and other aging advocates are concerned will harm older Americans.

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How Tax Reform Proposals Would Impact America’s Older Adults

Tax reform is speeding through Congress, and the rapid pace means few people understand what’s in the latest proposals. Read our effort to provide the most reliable, factual information available about how they would affect older Americans.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The House Tax Reform Plan & Older Americans

Congress and the White House have turned their attention to major tax reform, and the bill being debated in the House would have a significant impact on Americans of all ages, including seniors.

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