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From Medicaid to Medicare: How States Can Help Those Facing the Cliff

States are using a variety of practices to assist people with expansion Medicaid to avoid falling off the Medicare cliff and losing benefits when they become eligible for Medicare.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The Fall Agenda in Congress

The remainder of 2017 promises to be another three months of critical legislative debates in Congress for older Americans. Here’s what to look for, based on what we know today.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: FY18 Budget Update & the Medicare SHIP Program

Congress has returned from its August recess, and attention is turning to the federal budget. Two critical programs for older adults are still at risk.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The Senate Health Care Bill

Last week, the Senate released its bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read our analysis of how it would affect our nation’s seniors.

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Did You Receive a Letter from Social Security? Here’s What You Need to Know

You open your mail to find a letter saying you may be able to get help paying for the costs of Medicare. It appears to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA), but is it for real? Here’s what you need to know.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The American Health Care Act

Last week, the House passed the American Health Care Act. The bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would affect millions of older Americans—but it also has a long way to go before becoming law.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The ACA Is Safe for Now, But What’s Ahead?

On March 24, the House cancelled its vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While opponents of the repeal bill are breathing a sigh of relief, this is only round one of several fights that are expected this year over programs for America’s seniors.

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