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Posted By Michael Hanisco

Pennsylvania Department of Aging to host a Virtual Community Conversation July 7

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging will host a Virtual Community Conversation from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, to discuss its State Plan on Aging for 2020-2024 and invites feedback from the public and community stakeholders throughout Pennsylvania.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Community Educational Meeting Schedule Announced for Community HealthChoices

To learn more about CHC, you are invited to a community meeting to hear about the program and have an opportunity to ask questions.

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Posted By Alicia Colombo

Advocacy alert: Tax-cut bill poses major risks to aging programs

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) , joins in n4a advocacy opposing a tax-cut bill that poses major risks to aging programs. A Senate vote is imminent.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Rollout of Community HealthChoices delayed for most of PA

The start of CHC has been delayed for Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, until January 1, 2019.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Gov. Wolf plans spending freeze in absence of state budget

If Pennsylvania’s $2.2 billion budget gap isn’t filled soon, Gov. Tom Wolf has indicated, the commonwealth could be heading for a major freeze on spending on non-essential services. Exactly which funds will freeze is not known, but it is not expected to include federal human services funds or Lottery funds.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

New U.S. assistant secretary for aging & ACL administrator named

On Thursday, August 3, Lance Robertson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as assistant secretary for aging and administrator of the Administration on Community Living.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

N4A statement on Senate rejection of Affordable Care Act repeal

The Senate Republican leadership’s latest efforts to repeal the ACA came to a dramatic conclusion when three Republican senators voted against the “skinny” bill released only hours before.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Health care reform update from n4a: Opposition to bill, straight repeal may doom Senate effort 

Opposition has effectively doomed Congress’ ACA repeal efforts, for now. But Senate Majority Leader McConnell still intends to bring up the repeal-without-replace measure on the Senate floor next week. Advocates must continue to remain vigilant to save Medicaid.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Philadelphia joins national #SaveOurSeniors Day of Action: Press conference for Monday, July 17 to be rescheduled

The Philadelphia mayor’s office has joined the U.S. Conference of Mayors in a day of action against the Senate’s revised health care bill, with a focus on how it hurts seniors. PCA President and CEO Holly Lange will speak at a press conference, Monday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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