November 2017

posted 11.27.2017
Editor’s note: The John A. Hartford Foundation, Administration for Community Living (ACL), The SCAN Foundation, Gary and Mary West Foundation, Marin Community Founda­tion and Colorado Health Foundation have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and establish the Aging and Disability…
posted 11.08.2017
By Carol Levine Hundreds of thousands of Medi­care beneficiaries who received “observation services as an out­patient” after January 1, 2009, may be eligible to participate in a class-action lawsuit to appeal those financially costly decisions. On July 31, 2017, in the case Alexander v. Price,…
posted 11.07.2017
By Laura Mosqueda and Theresa Sivers Teixeira Mr. P is a 78-year-old man with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. His son was observed in the pharmacy yelling at him as his Dad kept repeating the same question. The pharmacist called Adult Protective Services (APS), and they discovered that Mr. P…
posted 11.03.2017
The tax legislation released yesterday by the House Ways and Means Committee, dubbed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” falls far short of an equitable and economically sensible proposal, and ASA joins numerous national organizations in opposing the bill as presented. ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato said…