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Assistant Secretary Greenlee Calls for Stronger Advocacy, Solutions, and “Community-Based Technology”

On April 26, Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee addressed the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) at its spring policy conference. President Obama had just signed the Older Americans Act (OAA) reauthorization (P.L. 114-144) into law a week earlier—the culmination of a six-year effort. This is the major federal funding for the

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Moving a Medicare Reform Agenda for Frail Beneficiaries: Let’s Do It

By Joanne Lynn and Anne Montgomery For a rapidly aging U.S. population, our current care system has its priorities upside down. It is calibrated to address heart disease and cancer as well as possible, with customized drugs, specialist hospital-based doctors, and 9-1-1 rapid responses. In short, we have a system that is built on the

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