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Low Income Seniors Face Severe Program Cuts
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National Council on Aging

National Council on Aging
March 11, 2014

Twenty three million adults, over the age of 60 years old, is in danger of living in poverty in America.  Critical programs, including Medicare and Social Security help keep seniors from falling into destitution and losing out on necessary health care.  Howard Bedlin, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Vice President for Public Policy & Advocacy, recently addressed the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, citing current senior data and the need for government funded programs.  The Medicare Qualified Individual (QI) Program assists low-income seniors with their medical expenses and expires on March 31, 2014.  Mr. Beldin is strongly urging Congress to renew and update the QI Program and prevent the nation’s seniors from falling into extreme poverty.  More... 


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