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NCOA Low-Income Improvements Included in House Committees’ Medicare Part D Legislation

This week, two House committees passed legislation that includes NCOA proposals to make prescription drugs more affordable, particularly for low-income Medicare beneficiaries and those with high out-of-pocket costs. Since 2007, NCOA has led advocacy efforts to protect and improve the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS or Extra Help). LIS makes Part D affordable for […]


Pioneering Culturally Responsive Outreach in New Mexico

For the first time, the National Council on Aging will be represented at this year’s National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Annual Convention & Marketplace. The NCAI, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the interests of tribal governments and communities.


Genetic Testing Fraud: A Concerning Trend

A high-cost diagnostic test that can easily be marketed to the masses is a bright, shiny object to the health care con artist. There are numerous reports that scammers are using “fear factor” messaging to vulnerable seniors anxious to diagnose existing health concerns and proactively identify future medical conditions.


A Dream Becomes Reality in Service of Community

New Mexico is also one of the poorest states in the nation, which means it needs community-based and community-driven training for students to address the health needs of the people here.


Getting Ready for 2019 Medicare Open Enrollment

The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) begins October 15. You’ll have[...]