Thursday, October 13, 2005

OAA to take hit for Katrina?

The National Council on the Aging is urging people to contact senators "to urge them to oppose cuts in senior and poverty programs." The reason? Its release today notes that one plan discussed to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief is an across-the-board cut in some domestic spending, which would include the Older Americans Act. By NCOA's count, it could means a $73 million hit to the programs. This will be interesting issue to watch, not just for its impact on aging programs, but others like Medicaid. Here is link to some Administration on Aging background on the Older Americans Act.

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