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OAA Passes Congress

Both houses of Congress have now passed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2015, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law soon.
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House passes OAA reauthorization bill

On March 21, the House passed S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act, by unanimous voice vote. NCOA has endorsed the legislation, and commended the House upon its passage.
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NCOA Spring 2016 Policy Priorities and Resources

Spring is around the corner, and Congress is getting ready to take on key legislation affecting seniors, including funding for aging services. See what’s at stake—and how you can take action in DC at the Aging in America Conference next week and back home.
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5 questions to ask the candidates

Before casting your ballot this year, ask the candidates how they will tackle 5 of the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s older population and their families.
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Thanks for your advocacy on aging funding!

Thanks to you, members of Congress received 7,936 letters urging them to protect and invest in aging services such as the State Health Insurance Program, Chronic Disease Self-Management Education, and Falls Prevention. Leaders are now finalizing the funding bill, and a final vote is expected next week.
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4 ways to speak up for older Americans this fall

It’s another year when Congress is focused on the budget, and there is also a window to finally reauthorize the Older Americans Act. These are two national debates in which raising your voice on behalf of seniors in your community can make a difference. Read 4 things you can do now.
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NCOA joins effort to stop Medicare Part B cost increases

NCOA has joined with 70 leading organizations to urge Congress to stop expected increases in Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles next year. Because of the expected announcement on Oct. 15 that there will be no Social Security COLA next year, Part B premiums will increase by 52% for almost one-third of beneficiaries in 2016 […]
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Connect with your lawmakers in August

It’s the dog days of summer, which means members of Congress are back in their home districts. Use our key messages and tips to educate them about what matters for seniors in your community.
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