Category Archives: News Releases

Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision on DOMA

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 – The National Senior Citizens Law Center applauds the Supreme Court’s historic decision today on the Defense of Marriage Act. The decision to find DOMA unconstitutional has special significance for older same sex married couples who will …

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NSCLC and Other Advocates Urge Fixes to Social Security Programs

NSCLC Executive Director Paul Nathanson joined U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Keith Ellison (D-MN), David Cicilline (D-RI)  as well as other Strengthen Social Security Coalition leaders who spoke to fixes needed and called for more funding for administrative functions. Watch …

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NSCLC Joins 40 Organizations Concerned with Cal MediConnect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2013 Contact: Scott L. Parkin 703-975-1769 (cell)  OAKLAND, CA — In a joint letter to both the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination office at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the California Department of Health Care …

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Briefing: The Need to Restore and Strengthen the SSI Program

On April 17, NSCLC sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing attended by some 60 people. Find a video,  summary of “SSI Restoration Act” (H.R. 1601), press release, fact sheet, remarks and panel biographies here. Briefing Agenda Press Release  |  Comunicado de prensa …

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Statement by NSCLC’s Paul Nathanson on the Chained CPI

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s budget proposal released today includes an unacceptable change to Social Security’s cost of living adjustments (COLAs). A switch to the chained CPI formula to determine Social Security COLA benefits is a stealth benefit cut. It  will mean …

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California Dual Eligibles Agreement with CMS: More Work Needed

More Work Is Needed to Protect Older Adults and People with Disabilities  OAKLAND, CA – Today, California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an agreement to redesign the way …

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Settlement of IHSS Lawsuit Will Prevent Devastating Cuts to Home Care Services

Settlement of IHSS Lawsuit will Prevent Devastating Cuts to Home Care Services  Seniors and People with Disabilities Will Continue to Receive IHSS without interruption;Settlement Creates a Pathway for Full Restoration of all IHSS Cuts  Lawyers representing IHSS consumers, unions and …

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Long Term Care Commission Should Right the Imbalance In How Medicaid Pays for Long Term Services and Supports

WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama has recently appointed the final members of the Commission on Long Term Care. We congratulate the 15 members on their appointment and wish them luck with the work ahead. Over the next six months, the Commission …

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Amber Cutler Joins National Senior Citizens Law Center

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) has hired Amber Cutler as a staff attorney in its Los Angeles, CA office. Cutler, who has extensive background in legal services, has joined NSCLC’s Health Team. Prior to joining …

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NSCLC Board of Directors Welcomes Three New Members

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Senior Citizens Law Center has appointed Yanira Cruz, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), Richard Alexander, managing partner at Arnold and Porter and John A. Picciotto, executive vice president, general …

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