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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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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Senate Repeal Bill Collapses

The latest Senate attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut and cap Medicaid has collapsed. And a likely new strategy to repeal the ACA without any details on how to replace it also appears doomed.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The Senate Health Care Bill

Last week, the Senate released its bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read our analysis of how it would affect our nation’s seniors.

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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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