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State & Federal Advocacy Updates


Other Recent Updates

State Budget Briefing Conference Call – February 8

New York StateWide Senior Action Council will host a conference call highlighting the issues in the proposed State Budget that impact older residents. Presentation materials here: sfy 2019-20 Aging Issues outside of NYSOFA; 2019-20 New Laws and Budget Proposals...

State Budget Briefing Conference Call – February 1st

New York StateWide Senior Action Council will host a conference call highlighting the issues in the proposed State Budget that impact older residents. Presentation materials here: State 2019-2020 Aging Briefing Points,  MCCAP and Patients Rights Helpline, Proposed NYS...

State Budget


Federal Issues Highlighted

Oct 20182019 SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

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?

Get Medicare’s new “What’s covered” app!

Not sure if Medicare will cover your medical test or service? Medicare’s free “What’s covered” app delivers accurate cost and coverage information right on your smartphone. Now you can quickly see whether Medicare covers your service in the doctor’s office, the...

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New Medicard Card Rollout is Complete.

January 31, 2019 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – the agency that oversees the Medicare program – announced that they finished the rollout of new Medicare cards to 61 million people with Medicare ahead of the original deadline of April 2019....

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Scams to Watch Out For in 2019

By Brandy Bauer | 1.24.2019, ncoa.org Scams to Watch Out for in 2019 It is estimated that older adults lose billions of dollars to scammers each year. But there is good news—last year the Federal Trade Commission noted that older consumers are more likely to report...

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