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How Tax Reform Proposals Would Impact America’s Older Adults

Tax reform is speeding through Congress, and the rapid pace means few people understand what’s in the latest proposals. Read our effort to provide the most reliable, factual information available about how they would affect older Americans.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The House Tax Reform Plan & Older Americans

Congress and the White House have turned their attention to major tax reform, and the bill being debated in the House would have a significant impact on Americans of all ages, including seniors.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The Fall Agenda in Congress

The remainder of 2017 promises to be another three months of critical legislative debates in Congress for older Americans. Here’s what to look for, based on what we know today.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Federal Funding for Low-Income Benefits Outreach

On Sept. 30, funding authority expires for an important program that connects low-income Medicare beneficiaries with benefits to help them afford their health care costs. Learn more.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Movement on FY18 Budget is Good News for Aging Services

September was shaping up to feature divisive budget debates in Congress, but within the past week, those deliberations have been averted or at least postponed.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: FY18 Budget Update & the Medicare SHIP Program

Congress has returned from its August recess, and attention is turning to the federal budget. Two critical programs for older adults are still at risk.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: FY18 Budget & Funding for Senior Programs

With Congress focused on health care and other issues, it’s easy to forget that they also have a deadline to fund government programs past the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. See highlights of where things stand.

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