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28 Oct, 2013, 16:00 ET Supplemental Security Income Program Turns 41; It's Time to Restore the Program to Its Original Intent

On October 30, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law an amendment to the Social Security Act that created the Supplemental Security...


26 Jun, 2013, 11:34 ET Statement On Supreme Court's Decision On DOMA

 The National Senior Citizens Law Center applauds the Supreme Court's historic decision today on the Defense of Marriage Act. The decision to...


17 Apr, 2013, 15:00 ET NSCLC, Rep. Grijalva, and Advocates Call for Restoring SSI Program

At a Capitol Hill briefing, Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) announced that he is introducing a bill today that would restore some elements of the...


30 Jan, 2012, 18:03 ET Aging Groups Say Health Reform Provisions Affecting Seniors Should Not Be Tied to Supreme Court's Ruling on Individual Mandate

Six national aging groups filed a friend of the court brief with the Supreme Court last Friday saying that there are extensive provisions in the...


12 Jan, 2012, 16:52 ET Disability, Health Groups Support Individual Mandate in Supreme Court Amicus Brief

In a Supreme Court amicus brief submitted Wednesday, 14 of the nation's leading national disability and health organizations say that...


08 Nov, 2011, 15:08 ET DC Circuit Health Reform Ruling Has Supreme Court Implications

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional. Of particular significance in terms of its likely...


03 Aug, 2011, 18:00 ET Debt Ceiling Deal Offers No Reason For Elderly Poor to Celebrate

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by National Senior Citizens Law Center Executive Director Paul...


15 Jul, 2011, 17:00 ET At Forum Speakers Agree: Consumer Protection for Dual Eligibles Means Putting the Person First

At a forum this week at the Kaiser Family Foundation, several speakers agreed that efforts underway to better integrate Medicare and Medicaid...


04 May, 2011, 15:00 ET Changing Medicaid Could Cause Problems for Assisted Living Consumers

In light of current Congressional budget proposals to block grant Medicaid and presumably make it easier for states to ignore federal Medicaid law,...


05 Apr, 2011, 12:00 ET LGBT Elders Raise Serious Fears About Long Term Care Facilities

A majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults who answered a national online survey believe that staff of long-term...


14 Mar, 2011, 18:27 ET U.S. Senate Aging Committee Considers Assisted Living Issues

Federal Law Should Be Enforced to Protect Consumers from Unnecessary Evictions The federal government should take a more active role in oversight...


02 Dec, 2010, 16:55 ET Social Security Cuts Would Hurt Low Income Older Adults

Statement of Paul Nathanson, National Senior Citizens Law Center The National Senior Citizens Law Center is concerned that proposals contained in...


10 Nov, 2010, 20:47 ET National Disability, Disease-Related and Aging Groups Seek to File Amicus Briefs in Florida Health Reform Case

The American Association of People with Disabilities and 12 other leading national organizations dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of...


27 Sep, 2010, 15:00 ET Report Says Health Reform Can Keep More Older Adults Out of Nursing Homes

In recognition of the six month anniversary of the health reform law, a new report from the National Senior Citizens Law Center, with support from...


23 Sep, 2010, 11:00 ET National Senior Citizens Law Center Statement on Newly Effective Health Reform Benefits for Older Americans

The National Senior Citizens Law Center welcomes the Patients' Bill of Rights provisions of the Affordable Care Act, that take effect today, along...


02 Aug, 2010, 15:32 ET Statement by Simon Lazarus on the Virginia Health Care Ruling

The follow is a statement by Simon Lazarus on the Virginia Health Care Ruling, Public Policy Counsel, Federal Rights Project, National Senior...


11 Aug, 2009, 18:29 ET Government Stops Unlawful Social Security Suspensions; Agrees to Repay More Than Half a Billion in Back Benefits

The Social Security Administration has agreed to repay more than $500 million in benefits that were unlawfully withheld from 80,000 people...


18 Dec, 2008, 16:10 ET New CMS Nursing Home Rating System Does Not Tell the Whole Story

Today the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new rating system in which each nursing home in the country will...


18 Nov, 2008, 15:08 ET 2009 Medicare Part D Premiums to Rise Dramatically: Over 2 Million Low Income Beneficiaries At Risk

Over 2 million low-income Medicare beneficiaries may face a disruption to their prescription drug coverage in January. Changes to the 2009 Medicare...


19 Jun, 2008, 01:00 ET Bush Administration Settles Nationwide Class Action in Medicare Prescription Drug Case

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuant to a settlement agreement filed in federal court today in the Medicare Part D class action...