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Policy and Advocacy

ASA may not send staffers to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of elders, but many organizations in our membership community certainly do. These advocates and stakeholders—many of them prominent policymakers in the aging services network—fill us in on a regular basis on their progress, whether it be fighting for elder justice, defending Social Security, supporting the beneficial policies embedded in the Affordable Care Act or pressuring a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. Find the inside scoop on new policies affecting older adults and advocacy in the works here. And check often as the gears of government grind on: our members are there at the forefront to report on this complex landscape.  

 

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Advocating for Aging—When the Personal Becomes Professional

posted 06.29.2015

By Barbara Meltzer

After my father died in 2003, I moved my mother from Florida to an assisted living facility in Los Angeles, near where I live. As her primary caregiver, I spent a lot of time with Mom and watched helplessly as dementia slowly erased her mind. I went from being her beloved daughter to being the “nice lady” who came to visit, until one day, I reached out to embrace her and knew I had become a total stranger.


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Guiding Social Security Into the Next 80 Years: A Conversation with Carolyn W. Colvin

posted 06.29.2015

In June 2014, the Obama administration nominated Carolyn W. Colvin to head the Social Security Administration (SSA). She has been serving as Acting Commissioner since February 2013, and, in August 2015, she will be on hand to observe the agency’s 80th anniversary. Colvin came out of retirement in 2010 to be the SSA’s Deputy Commissioner, and embodies so many of the characteristics and values older workers possess—she has formidable intelligence and experience, is calm under pressure and is thoroughly engaged in her work.


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Collaboration Is Essential: King County’s Response to a Case of Elder Abuse and Exploitation

posted 06.15.2015

In July 2008, 68-year-old Mr. S appeared on the doorstep of his longtime friend, Virginia, carrying a garbage bag that contained everything he owned. Despite the fact that he lived just a few miles away, Virginia hadn’t seen him in well over a year. She invited him inside. In halting, labored speech, he told her about having been abused and financially exploited by a woman he’d met in a bar months earlier.


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2015 White House Conference on Aging is July 13

The White House Conference on Aging has been scheduled for July 13, 2015. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to fully participate in the conference. Plans are in place to live stream the conference and WHCOA staff are asking interested organizations to consider hosting watch parties, inviting members and colleagues to watch together. A discussion guide (PDF) is availble.

Should Medicare Rely More on Market Competition?: What the Healthcare Market Will Bear

posted 06.10.2015

Generations Guest Editors Tricia Neuman and John Rother devised and posed the questions in this discussion between Joseph Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and Thomas Rice, Distinguished Professor of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management in Los Angeles, California.

 


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