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.
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.Read
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.Read
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.Read
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.Read
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.Read
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.Read