State & Federal Advocacy Updates
Other Recent Updates
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable...
- Read Gail Myers Testimony – Aging Committee Hearing Nov 18, 2018
- Read StateWide’s Budget Testimony for the Governor’s Proposed 2017-2018 budget.
- Review StateWide’s Analysis of the NYS Office for Aging Budget – Proposed Aging Budget chart
Federal Issues Highlighted
April 2017 – What’s at stake for older residents in the repeal of the Affordable Care Act? What’s the future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?
If Friday night’s district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law’s most high-profile provisions would be at stake. In fact, canceling the law in full — as Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth, Texas,...read more
New Jimmo Resources from the Center for Medicare Advocacy and The John A. Hartford Foundation With support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has produced two new Checklists to help Medicare beneficiaries and their families respond...read more
Understaffing is a common problem in many of the worst-rated nursing homes in Western New York. Residents in these facilities often must wait long periods to be taken to the bathroom, have their diapers changed or receive assistance in being fed, according to their...read more