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Older Americans Act Set to Expire Today

September 30, 2019

By Zachary Tashman The Older Americans Act (OAA), first passed in 1965, authorizes a range of services and programs that ensure senior citizens remain independent and able to meaningfully participate in their communities. In 2016, 11.3 million older adults were served by programs authorized under the OAA. These programs include providing seniors with 45.2 million […]

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Bicameral Legislation to Block The Administration’s Public Charge Regulation

September 24, 2019

By Marie Camino Last week, following the release of the final Public Charge regulation, Senator Maizie Hirono (D-HI) introduced the Protect American Values Act, Senate companion legislation to the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act (H.R. 3222). The bill would prohibit the government from using federal funds to enforce the Department of Homeland Security’s […]

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The National Assembly Submits Public Comments on The Administration’s Recent SNAP Regulation

September 20, 2019

The new rule, entitled Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would limit Broad Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE), which allows states to circumvent duplicative application processes by making those who are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or programs that operate on Maintenance of Effort (MOE) funding automatically eligible […]

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Bill Highlight: H.R. 4201

August 28, 2019

By Zachary Tashman Bill Details In August, Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) introduced the Baby Box and Maternal Assistance Act (H.R.4201), which aims to remedy high rates of infant mortality in the United States. This legislation would create a grant program that would provide funding for newborn care training to expecting parents, the services of certified […]

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Bill Highlight: Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act of 2019 (S. 873)

June 28, 2019

By Carrie O’Foran Each year, many Americans who are eligible and enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) experience coverage disruptions, which are periods of time when Medicaid or CHIP recipients lose their insurance. Disruptions occur because some states have renewals more than once a year, creating excess paperwork for enrollees and […]

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