What the GOP’s Congressional Victory Means for Senior Services

Republican control of Congress means that senior service programs—most of which have been frozen for years—will face growing budget pressures. At the same time, the GOP also may try to give states more flexibility in the way they provide Medicaid and other benefits to the elderly and disabled. And while the GOP leadership will be under pressure from Tea Party [...]

By |2014-11-05T14:18:50-05:00November 5th, 2014|Federal senior services programs|1 Comment

Tough Times for Federal Assistance for Seniors

President Obama's 2012 budget is the latest indication of the growing pressures government-provided aging services will face in coming years.  And as tight as his budget is, spending on assistance for poor and frail seniors is likely to end up much lower than Obama proposed. With congressional Republicans vowing to cut $100 billion from domestic spending over the remaining seven [...]

By |2011-02-16T10:15:01-05:00February 16th, 2011|Aging, Federal senior services programs|2 Comments