Health Care, HCBS, Economic Security, and Housing

Justice in Aging’s Priorities for a New Administration to Advance Equity and Meet the Needs of Low-Income Older Adults 

The Biden-Harris Administration and the 117th Congress will need to hit the ground running to address the Covid-19 pandemic in a way that acknowledges older adults of color have suffered the most, and also  reverse and halt the harmful policies enacted over the last four years that have taken away important civil rights, and made it impossible for low- and middle-income seniors to meet their basic health, economic, and housing needs.

At the same time, the Administration and Congress must begin to expand and build on the programs that serve our nation’s growing population of older adults in ways that explicitly address the compounding impacts of systemic racism and discrimination that have harmed older adults of color throughout their lives.

With Justice in Aging’s expertise in the law and the vital programs that serve the nation’s lowest-income older adults, and nearly 50-year history of effective national advocacy, we can offer the Administration and Congress a roadmap for the first 100 days.

This roadmap can guide administrative and legislative efforts to address the health, economic, and housing needs of the nation’s low-income older adults, help undo some of the harms of the past four years, and lay the groundwork for a more fair and just system for all of us.

This roadmap consists of four policy priority documents:

Health Policy Priorities for the New Administration and Congress 

Economic Security Priorities for the New Administration and Congress 

Recommendations for Achieving Housing Stability and Ending Homelessness Among Low-Income Older Adults 

Medicaid and Medicare HCBS Priorities for the New Administration

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