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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Congressional Committees Preserve Aging Services Funding for 2019

Congressional appropriators have moved their FY19 bills quickly though the committee process, and there is good news for aging services programs in both bills.

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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®: What the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Means for Seniors

On Feb. 9, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The legislation addresses several of the issues NCOA has been advocating for, but more work remains. Read our analysis.

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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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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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