It is important that programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and state health programs are able to meet the unique needs of multicultural low-income older adults. NSCLC conducts administrative advocacy to ensure that federal and state agencies as well as private Medicare plans comply with requirements to provide older adults with limited English proficiency equal access to health care services.
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- The Importance of Health Care Access Among Hispanic Older Adults
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Statement for Capitol Hill Briefing
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Fay Gordon, Staff Attorney
Hello, thank you for inviting the National Senior Citizens Law Center to participate in this tim...
- Ten Things You Need to Know About Language Access Advocacy for Seniors
More than 3.3 million of American’s seniors are not fluent in English. A significant number of these seniors are low-income; in 2003, 38% of low-income SSI applicants who were 65 and over asked to be interviewed in a language other than Engl...
- Webinar: Addressing Health Disparities: Language Access Advocacy for Limited English Proficient Seniors
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- Grantmakers in Aging Session Focuses on Language Access
At the Language Access and Advocacy for Diverse Aging Populations session at the Grantmakers in Aging Annual Conference in McLean, VA, Directing Attorney Katharine Hsiao participated on the panel mentioned in Paul Nathanson’s co...
- CMS Requiring Medicare Plans to Translate Materials
Posted on 2011/04/07
In a victory for advocates for people with limited English proficiency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services adopted final rule requiring Medicare plans to translate marketing materials. Read more. (PDF)
- IHSS and Language Access: A Resource Manual for Advocates
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- Improving Language Access to Keep California’s Older Adults at Home
An Examination of the In-Home Supportive Services Program
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