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Sunday Coffee Chat
Thank you to everyone who joined today’s return of the Keeping It REAL Caregiving Sunday Coffee Chat!
We had a wonderful show, with engaging participation and thoughtful sharing from all who joined. My heart is full and this has given me renewed motivation to continue the efforts!
Missed it? Not to worry - you can watch the full episode here!
Call to Action
Keeping It REAL Caregiving would like to hear from a representative(s) from an Area Agency on Aging from the following states - OR - if you know someone who works within this space - we need to connect.
KIRC is looking to provide guidance and/or additional help to some of our chat participants!
You can also reach us at: email@example.com.
Justice in Aging - Medicaid Work Requirements
During the Coffee Chat, we shared information regarding an opportunity for #Advocacy.
Justice in Aging recently shared this information and guidance:
Last week, the House of Representatives voted along party lines to pass the “Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023” (HR 2811). If enacted, this bill would severely cut discretionary spending and take away food assistance and Medicaid from older adults. Such cuts would force the Social Security Administration (SSA) to close field offices and reduce access to in-person services, increasing wait times for older adults who need help with Social Security and Medicare; cut federal housing and senior nutrition assistance; and jeopardize safety and quality for nursing facility residents and home health recipients. In addition, the legislation adds work requirements to Medicaid, which would create red tape and take away coverage from many older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers age 55 and younger. The bill would also expand work requirements in the SNAP program to older adults ages 50 to 55. Read more about how Medicaid work requirements will harm older adults & family caregivers in Justice in Aging’s new fact sheet.
Tell Congress not to cut Medicaid, SNAP and other nutrition programs, housing assistance, SSA’s funding, or any other anti-poverty programs in the debt ceiling or federal budget negotiations. UseThe Arc's tool to get started.
Until next time~