State & Federal Advocacy Updates
- 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?
Other Recent Updates
Senate Health vote by 9/30 - calls needed to NYS House Members The US Senate is poised to vote on a new bill called Cassidy-Graham to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This bill is worse than many previous proposals, and estimates Read more here NYS will be...
Senate Health Care Vote Likely July 20, 2017 - Calls needed Even if you called already - make another call before the expected vote on Thursday July 20. Representatives and Senators heard an earful during the Congressional recess; constituents want health insurance...
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 more
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Parts A and B. “CMS is committed to empowering beneficiaries with the information they need to make informed decisions about...read more
Your new Medicare card should have arrived in the mail by now. If you didn’t get it, here’s what to do: Remember that your new Medicare card will come in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services. If the card didn’t arrive, call...read more