Fifty years ago, Congress created Medicare and Medicaid and remade American health care. We have a tendency to forget the history of laws that extended the obligations and commitments of the federal government.
We have a retirement security crisis in America that threatens the middle class and people working their way into it. Americans are less prepared for retirement today than in decades and the overwhelming majority of people are anxious about their ability to retire.
Do Wash. State Tax Breaks Level The Playing Field Or Reward The Powerful?
In 1915, there were 20 tax exemptions on Washington's books. By 1935, there were nearly 80. Now, there are more than 600, roughly 450 of which would generate some revenue for the state if repealed, according to state revenue officials. (See a visual breakdown of these exemptions here.)
Climate change: The debate now is about how we adapt
THE science is clear: The climate is changing and human activity is the major contributor. Rather than debating the existence and causes of climate change, as the state Senate recently did, the question before Washington’s residents and, importantly, our Legislature is what are we going to do about it?
On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed legislation to establish Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for low-income adults, children, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. Though Medicare and Medicaid started as basic health coverage programs for Americans, the programs have evolved over
For the first time, federal funds for oral health screenings for older Americans will be made available if the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 is enacted. The bill was amended to include "oral health" as part of routine health screenings. The Older Americans Act provides funding to
Dennis Mahar and Cathy Knight, W4A, attended the National (N4A) Conference held in Washington, DC. Please click on the links below to help renew The Older Americans Act (OAA). Advocacy Tools for FY 2016 OAA Appropriations Join our efforts to increase funding for Older Americans Act (OAA) and other