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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 proposals.

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.