NCOA Public Policy & Advocacy Issue Briefs lay out the rationale for advocacy for services and benefits for older adults and articulate the specific request we’re making of Congress.
Read the 115th Congress Issue Briefs:
- Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Funding
Issue brief outlining the rationale for at least restoring Medicare SHIP funding to $52.1 million in FY18
- Falls Prevention Funding
Issue brief outlining the rationale of the Falls Free® Coalition for at least $7.1 million in funding for falls prevention in FY19
- Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Funding
Issue brief outlining the rationale for $16 million in funding for CDSME in FY19
- House Republican Medicaid Proposals Would Harm Vulnerable, Low-Income Older Americans
Issue brief detailing the negative effects of 2017 Medicaid proposals on services and benefits for vulnerable, low-income older adults
- Improving Medicare Low-Income Beneficiary Enrollment
Issue brief detailing the need for permanent, annual funding for Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) low-income outreach and assistance activities, to continue critical supports to vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries
Review Issue Briefs from the 114th Congress:
- Aging Services Funding
Issue brief outlining the rationale for FY17 investments in services for older adults, including SCSEP and other OAA programs
- Senior Hunger
Issue brief detailing NCOA policy priorities for senior hunger
- Strengthening and Protecting Medicare
Issue brief detailing NCOA policy priorities for strengthening and protecting Medicare
- Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Financing Need
Issue brief detailing the need for LTSS financing.
NCOA’s Fact Sheets are also an important resource for describing the needs, challenges and opportunities that seniors face.