On October 29, aging advocates closed out another successful annual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC) in Alexandria, Virginia. Unpacking, I sifted through the usual “NALC Meets the National Center on Law and Elder Rights”
“When I first booked transportation for my kidney dialysis, they would not let me book more than one month out at a time. What did “An Overlooked Lifeline for Older Adults”
On July 5, the first wave of new Medicaid managed care regulation requirements go into effect. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published “July 5: Immediate Changes to Medicaid Managed Care”
Aging advocates working to promote health equity got some good news and extensive summer reading last week. After much anticipation, the U.S. Department of Health “New Regulation Prohibits Discrimination in Health Care: Key Highlights for Aging Advocates”
States and the federal government spend over $14 billion a year on Medicaid managed long-term services and supports—yet, there has never been an clear federal “New Regulations Create Opportunity for Better Long Term Services and Supports: Medicaid Managed Care Regulation Preview”
“The end game faced by American seniors is defined in part by an un-level playing field, filled with resource disparities operating on both the individual “National Study Highlights Importance of Public Programs in Narrowing Life Expectancy Gap”
“How will you as president work to ensure low-income seniors get their basic needs?” During last night’s Democratic debate, Gwen Ifill shared a question from “Democratic Debate Senior Poverty Question: A Missed Opportunity to Provide Solutions”
When John’s partner, Jack, moved into a nursing facility, the staff, who were uncomfortable assisting a gay man, let 16 days pass before helping him “Advancing Health Equity for Older Adults”
“The road to enactment will be filled with potholes and roadblocks,” said Senator Tom Harkin in 1988 during a joint committee hearing on S. 2345, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “But if we stick together as a community…I believe we will succeed.” Decades later, ADA advocacy continues to serve as an inspiring model for the aging and disability community as we work together to advance our shared goals.
May is a time for celebrations and honoring accomplishments. The month kicks off with Mother’s Day and ends with graduations and end-of-school parties. At Justice in Aging, May celebrations also include Older Americans Month and the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA).