Where We Stand:

Senior Poverty: Now You Know

If you listened only to the cable news debates on the future of Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, you’d never know. If you read only about the policy proposals to cut these valuable programs, you’d never know. Even if you followed the media coverage of the new U.S. Census Bureau data on poverty released this week, you’d never know that our country is facing a serious and growing senior poverty crisis… If you want to live in a society in which people can age in dignity and no senior has to decide between food and the medicine they need, let’s start talking about senior poverty. Read Kevin Prindiville’s blog for Talk Poverty.org.

Read More about Where We Stand on Senior Poverty and Other Issues

What is NSCLC?

Did you know that NSCLC:

  • Made sure that one million people with both Medicare and Medicaid had the help they need as states change how their health care is delivered and paid for?
  • Was the driving force in drafting Congressional legislation that would update the Supplemental Security Income program for two million poor seniors?
  • Ensured that 370,000 California seniors and persons with disabilities could stay at home and out of institutions?
  • Trained over 10,000 advocates and offered 700 case consultations?

Read more about our impact, stories from the field and see who supports us in our Annual Report.

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The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults. Through advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling of local advocates, we seek to ensure the health and economic security of those with limited income and resources, and to preserve their access to the courts. Read more About Us.

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