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House targets Prevention and Public Health Fund again

Today, the House will consider proposals for the FY16 budget reconciliation process. Included is a measure to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) and eliminate all PPHF current and future funding. This would deny $15.5 billion for critical investments in aging services. NCOA has written to the Committee urging members to reject the […]

National senior, disability groups oppose Medicare SHIP cut

NCOA is leading 34 national aging and disability organizations in urging the Senate to reject a proposed 42% cut in funding for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs). SHIPs provide unbiased, personalized counseling on Medicare. If the cuts take effect, 1.5 million fewer Medicare beneficiaries could receive assistance.

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.

Happy Birthday OAA!

The Older Americans Act (OAA) turns 50 this month. Email your members of Congress to share what the Act means to you and the seniors in your community!

House cuts Prevention & Public Health Fund

Unfortunately, the House voted for a bill that included the $8.85 billion cut to the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which supports elder falls prevention, chronic disease self-management, and more.