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CBO Analysis Validates Seniors' Worst Fears About Senate Health Bill

The latest report from the Congressional Budget Office confirms that millions of seniors will be hurt by the so-called Senate GOP health care bill.  The numbers don’t lie. The ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ is not a healthcare bill at all.  

Senate Trumpcare Bill Still Mean to Seniors and Must Be Defeated

The Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is an exercise in political expediency that does nothing to safeguard access to quality healthcare for older Americans.  President Trump rightly called the House-passed bill ‘mean’ and lacking ‘heart.’ Unfortunately, the Senate bill is only marginally less mean in some ways, and even more heartless in others.

Letter to Senate: Medicaid Per Capita Caps will Hurt Victims of Alzheimer’s

The undersigned organizations are writing to respectfully ask you to support, and build upon, existing state Medicaid expansion, and to oppose efforts to change Medicaid financing by limiting federal funding to states through per capita caps. We are concerned about the negative impact per capita caps will have on all citizens living with chronic disease, but we are writing to draw your attention to how devastating they will be on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD), and their family caregivers.

Social Security Administration Struggles to Provide Customer Service in the Face of Continued Budget Cuts

For the past six years, employees of the Social Security Administration (SSA) have been struggling to meet a growing demand for customer service.   Social Security beneficiaries wait on hold for an average 15 minutes, if not longer. 

The Trump Budget Cuts Social Security, Plain and Simple

The Trump administration has been attempting to spin its proposed $64 billion in cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance as somehow not cutting Social Security.  Some in the media have parroted the White House line.   “Trump’s Budget Slashes Spending, Leaves Social Security & Medicare Untouched,” declared a headline from Fox Business News.  A CNN Money correspondent told Wolf Blitzer that Trump’s budget “doesn’t touch Social Security.”

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Senate GOP's "Mean" Healthcare Bill Must be Defeated

Getting a look at the Senate Republican healthcare bill after weeks of secrecy is like peeking under a rock. There’s a lot under there that you don’t really want to see – and would like to believe doesn’t really exist. Unfortunately, the Senate version of the American Health Care Act is very real – and dangerously close to becoming law.

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