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Straight Talk for Seniors®: How Medicaid Caps Would Impact Seniors

The health care debate is full of buzzwords and technical jargon that can make it hard to understand exactly how proposals would impact real people. Medicaid per capita caps is a good example. Learn how they would impact low-income seniors who depend on the program.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The Senior Community Service Employment Program

As policymakers talk about jobs, there’s only one program that provides job training and placement to low-income seniors. But the 52-year-old program is slated for elimination in the Administration’s budget.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: 10 Ways the Administration’s Budget Would Impact Senior Programs

The White House released its first full budget proposal, and it includes historic cuts—and even elimination—of programs that older adults and their families have relied on for more than 50 years. See 10 senior programs that would be impacted.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The American Health Care Act

Last week, the House passed the American Health Care Act. The bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would affect millions of older Americans—but it also has a long way to go before becoming law.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Congress Cuts Funding for Two Senior Programs

This week, Congress is expected to approve a final FY17 appropriations bill that will keep the government funded through Sept. 30—but with significant cuts to two critical programs for seniors.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Federal Funding for Aging Services

It’s budget season in Washington, DC, and funding for senior programs is at stake for two time periods—the rest of fiscal year 2017 and all of fiscal year 2018.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The ACA Is Safe for Now, But What’s Ahead?

On March 24, the House cancelled its vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While opponents of the repeal bill are breathing a sigh of relief, this is only round one of several fights that are expected this year over programs for America’s seniors.

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