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Seniors Access the Polls, With Assistance

November 2, 2009

Often referred to as the largest block of reliable voters, seniors will head to the polls today for municipal elections in several U.S. cities and gubernatorial and state legislature elections in Virginia and New Jersey. Senior living providers often play

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Health Care Reform Legislation Includes ALFA Priorities

October 30, 2009

The House health care reform legislation – H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act – includes a number of ALFA’s priorities for America’s seniors. And while ALFA does not take a position on the bill in its entirety, it is encouraging to see

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No Union for Illinois Home Care Workers

October 26, 2009

More than half of the 3,000 home care workers in Illinois, most of whom care for their own family members, have voted against unionization …

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McCain Blocks Pick for NLRB

October 26, 2009

Sen. John McCain has placed a hold on National Labor Relations Board nominee Craig Becker, an associate general counsel to both the SEIU and the AFL-CIO …

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State Judge Blocks Mandatory Vaccinations

October 20, 2009

The temporary restraining order was issued in State Supreme Court in Albany by Judge Thomas McNamara, one of the few people to emerge from the coup crisis looking like a responsible grownup.

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Unions Oppose Health-Care Reform Bill

October 19, 2009

Twenty seven labor unions say they oppose the health-care reform bill passed by the Senate Finance Committee on October 13. They are calling for “substantial” changes to the bill or they will urge defeat on the Senate floor …

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LTC Premium Increase Sparks Controversy

October 19, 2009

An unexpected 25 percent premium increase for federal employees and retirees who participate in the federal long-term care insurance program, drew angry questions at a special Senate Aging Committee hearing on October 14 …

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ALFA Health Care Reform Update – October 2009

October 14, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee vote this week sets the stage for the next round of extremely difficult negotiations Congress will have to take to pass a health care reform bill this year. The Finance bill must now be combined with a more expansive proposal

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CMS Issues Policy Guidance for MFP Program

October 13, 2009

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued policy guidance for the Money Follows the Person program, an initiative ALFA has long supported as a way to help people live in the least restrictive environment possible; however, ALFA has some conc

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Senators Introduce Age Discrimination Bill Amendment

October 13, 2009

Chairmen and Sens. Tom Harkin, Patrick Leahy, and George Miller have introduced S. 1756 to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The bill was introduced in response to a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling this year in Gross vs. FBL Financial …

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ALFA Backed Amendment Passes Senate Finance Committee

October 2, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee today accepted an amendment by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) to Senator Baucus’ (D-MT) health care reform legislation that would eliminate prescription drug co-payments under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for all

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ALFA-Backed Amendment Passes Senate Committee

October 2, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee has accepted an amendment that would eliminate prescription drug co-payments for all dual eligible residents in AL waiver programs.

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