Federal Fiscal Policy

Grassroots Guide
Backgrounder for NAELA members
Introduction to Legislative Process- April 2015

Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Plans
(May 2013)
NAELA Public Policy Chart
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Ryan Block Grant Proposal Would Cut Medicaid by Nearly One-Third by 2023 and More After That
Kaiser Family Foundation - Medicare and the Federal Budget

(May 2013)

Letter to Senate from LCAO on Sequestration - February 26, 2013
Letter to Congress from NDD United on Nondefense Discretionary (NDD) Programs - February 11, 2013
Social Services Block Grants Dear Colleague Letter - FY 2013 Allocations Update
NAELA Press Release - NAELA Urges Congress to Protect Elderly and People with Disabilities by Preventing Sequestration
Congressional Research Service - Budget "Sequestration" and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules

Administration for Community Living - Estimates of Sequester Impact for State Formula Grant Programs Under the Older Americans Act
National Council on Aging - Congress Fails to Stop Sequester
Leadership Council on Aging Organizations - NDD Sequestration Hurts Vulnerable Seniors
Under Threat: Sequestration’s Impact on Nondefense Jobs and Services
NAELA News - What Sequestration Means for Older Americans and People with Special Needs (NAELA members: You must be logged into the NAELA website using your NAELA username and password to access this content. If you have questions about your login information, please contact the Member Services Department at 703-942-5711 or via email.)
Letter to Congress from NDD United on Nondefense Discretionary (NDD) Programs - July 12, 2012

NAELA Public Policy Update
(March 2013)
Learn more on the latest public policy news in Elder and Special Needs Law.

Deficit Reduction Proposals
(February 2013)
Chained CPI

Debt Limit (February 2013)
NAELA Debt Limit Update

Fiscal Cliff
(January 2013)
Fiscal Cliff Deal Repeals CLASS Act, Creates Long-Term Care Commission - Forbes.com
Fiscal Cliff Deal: What It Means for Seniors - NCOA
Doc Fix’ In Fiscal Cliff Plan Cuts Medicare Payments to Hospitals -  AARP Blog
Medicaid Coalition - Medicaid Funding Letter
LCAO Federal Budget Principles
LCAO Extenders Letter
LCAO Budget Letter to Congress
"Five Sticking Points in the Fiscal Cliff Deal" - Washington Post
Fiscal Cliff Toolkit
YouTube video from FamiliesUSA - Fiscal Cliff 101

Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations
(August 2012)
Appropriations FY 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Bill
Reports on the Reckless & Partisan Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Bill, FY13

NAELA Public Policy Update
(April 2012)
Learn more on the latest public policy news in Elder and Special Needs Law.

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal
(March 2012)
House Budget: Full Budget
House Budget: Summary from House Budget Committee
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Analysis of House Budget Proposal
FamiliesUSA Analysis of House Budget

2013 Budget Proposal
(February 2012)
Update on President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget
Budget Appropriations Chart for FY 2013
President Obama's Statement to Congress on the FY 2013 Budget
President Obama's FY 2013 Budget Proposal — Office of Management and Budget
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Budget in Brief
Department of Health and Human Services FY 2013 Budget
White House Budget Fact Sheet for Seniors
Administration on Aging (AoA) Budget Justification
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Budget Justification
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Analysis on Spending Caps and the Ryan Budget

LCAO Budget Principles Press Release, with Quote from NAELA President Ed Boyer
(October 27, 2011)

The Budget Control Act
Letter to Congress – Protect NDD Programs (August 13, 2012)
LCAO: Key Points on a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction
Executive Summary
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities: How the Potential Across-the-Board Cuts in the Debt Limit Deal Would Occur
CBO Blog: Impact of Sequestration in the Budget Control Act
The President's Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction
Kaiser Family Foundation: The Budget Control Act of 2011: Implications for Medicare

Medicaid Talking Points
Use these talking points when meeting with your senators, representatives, or their staff to discuss deficit reduction proposals and Medicaid.

Medicare and Medicaid Proposals
Center for Medicare Advocacy: Why Medicaid Maters to Medicare Beneficiaries 
AARP: Medicaid: A Program of Last Resort for People Who Need Long-Term Services and Supports
Alzheimer’s Foundation: Medicaid XCaps Letter
LeadingAge: Medicare and Medicaid Myths and Realities

National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Full Fiscal Commission Summary
     by Brian Lindberg and Libby Stegger

1995 National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform and Consumers Union Report
Congress Brings Back the Horror: Budget Bill Rolls Back Nursing Home Standards

Public Policy Committee Webinar (July 19, 2011)
Medicaid: How Deficit Reduction Proposals and the Debt Limit Could Impact Your Clients

Public Policy Questions? Contact David Goldfarb, Public Policy Manager
703-942-5711 #232

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