Advocacy alert: Tax-cut bill poses major risks to aging programs
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) , joins in n4a advocacy opposing a tax-cut bill that poses major risks to aging programs. A Senate vote is imminent.
Aging Research & Issues: September 18-22, 2017
- Resilience in context: the special case of advanced age. Karen J. Hayman, Ngaire Kerse & Nathan S. Consedine. Aging & Mental Health, Volume 21, 2017 – Issue 6, Pages 577-585. Published online: June 22, 2016.
- U. S. GAO: MEDICAID MANAGED CARE: CMS Should Improve Oversight of Access and Quality in States’ Long-Term Services and Supports Programs. GAO-17-632: Published: August 14, 2017. Publicly Released: September 13, 2017. Access to full report and highlights.
Gov. Wolf plans spending freeze in absence of state budget
If Pennsylvania’s $2.2 billion budget gap isn’t filled soon, Gov. Tom Wolf has indicated, the commonwealth could be heading for a major freeze on spending on non-essential services. Exactly which funds will freeze is not known, but it is not expected to include federal human services funds or Lottery funds.
Health care reform update from n4a: Opposition to bill, straight repeal may doom Senate effort
Opposition has effectively doomed Congress’ ACA repeal efforts, for now. But Senate Majority Leader McConnell still intends to bring up the repeal-without-replace measure on the Senate floor next week. Advocates must continue to remain vigilant to save Medicaid.
Philadelphia joins national #SaveOurSeniors Day of Action: Press conference for Monday, July 17 to be rescheduled
The Philadelphia mayor’s office has joined the U.S. Conference of Mayors in a day of action against the Senate’s revised health care bill, with a focus on how it hurts seniors. PCA President and CEO Holly Lange will speak at a press conference, Monday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Pennsylvania state budget update: A summary from P4A
On June 30, both chambers are expected to pass the FY 2017-2018 spending plan via HB 218, which was amended June 29 in the Senate Appropriations Committee with the final, agreed-to figures. In total, the state plans to spend $31.996 billion, or roughly 0.2% more than FY 2016-2017.