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House Committee Steps up for Dignity in Aging Act

On Sept. 18, the House Committee on Education and Labor approved H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA) through 2024 and incorporates a number of improvements proposed by NCOA and its aging network partners. There’s a long way to go, but this is a big win for us.

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Why we care about visits to Capitol Hill (and you should too)

Learn why visits to your members of Congress on Capitol Hill are an important part of visiting Washington, DC, and giving voice to the older adults you serve.

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New Congress begins slowly, but seniors’ priorities remain on the docket

As the partial government shutdown extends into a fourth week and becomes the longest one on record, we continue to monitor the effects on benefits and services that older adults rely on.

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How the Midterm Elections Will Affect Aging Policy

The results of the 2018 midterm elections will have significant implications on the nation’s public policy agenda over the next two years.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: What Proposed Changes to the “Public Charge” Rule Could Mean for Senior Immigrants and Their Families

We took a look at how older adult immigrants and their families would be affected by proposed changes to the public charge rule.

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Evaluating Medicare’s New Tools for Open Enrollment

Just in time for Medicare Open Enrollment, Medicare.gov has three new web tools designed to help beneficiaries better understand and compare their coverage options. Should people with Medicare rely on the tools to pick a plan? Read our review.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Congressional Committees Preserve Aging Services Funding for 2019

Congressional appropriators have moved their FY19 bills quickly though the committee process, and there is good news for aging services programs in both bills.

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