From our colleagues at Justice In Aging: The Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free local, in-depth, unbiased insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers in every state. SHIPs help millions of seniors navigate their coverage options, fraud and abuse issues, billing problems, appeals, and … [Read more...] about Help Protect SHIP Funding!
CHA joined over 50 organizations concerned about access to affordable, high-quality health care and long-term services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families, sent letters to Congressional leaders in both the House and the Senate on Friday, December 15th in opposition to the tax bill that is likely to be voted on next week. The letters … [Read more...] about CHA Joins over 50 Organizations Opposed to Congressional Tax Plan
No, cuts to Medicare are not actually required in the proposed tax bill. However, previously Congress passed legislation known as PAYGO. This legislation requires automatic across the board spending cuts to federal programs when the current deficit is exceeded. The current proposed tax cut bill is projected by the Joint Committee on Taxation to increase the current deficit … [Read more...] about Explaining Cuts to Medicare by Bonnie Burns, Guest Contributor
On November 13, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a press release alerting consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union's money transfer system between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, that they can now file a claim to get their money back by going to FTC.gov/WU before February 12, 2018. For more information about the refund … [Read more...] about FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back
The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, the Republican leadership's bill to overhaul the tax code, calls for enormous tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and large corporations that would cost $1.5 trillion. To pay for this $1.5 trillion in lost revenue, Congressional leadership will look for ways to cut spending and is likely to target Medicaid, Medicare, and other programs on which … [Read more...] about 4 Ways the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Threatens Health Care for Older Adults