THREE ISSUES RAISED
August 2019 Newsletter
The week of June 17th-20th, Nanticoke Senior Center went to National Council on Aging Conference in D.C. While we were there we got to visit Capital Hill and meet with several Congressmen / Congresswomen about Policy Issues that the Senior population are worried about. The three issues of main concern:
- Making Medicare Low-Income Outreach Permanent: Federal programs aid our nation’s most vulnerable, low income Medicare beneficiaries to access assistance for heath programs for which they are determined eligible. These seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare generally have annual incomes below $18,090 and non-housing assets of less than $7390.
- Re Authorize the Older-American Act: Improve access and quality of comprehensive service to older adults in our country. Programs like Senior Community Service Employment Programs, Nutrition Services, Preventive Health, etc.
- Investing in Aging Services: Protecting and increasing funding for the full array of Older American Act programs, state health insurance programs, and other services for seniors’ health and economic security.
These three major issues were discussed and how congress can help implement more services.