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ACTION ITEMS: Urge Congress to Fund MIPPA and OAA!

Attention USAging members! We need all AAAs, Title VI Native American programs and local allies to reach out to your congressional delegations this month to ensure that key programs are properly funded early in 2024, specifically OAA and continuation of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) program. MIPPA allows AAAs, SHIPs and ADRCs to conduct targeted outreach to beneficiaries who are most in need of Medicare's cost-saving programs. The program was left out of the recently passed continuing resolution (CR), leaving it unauthorized and unfunded. Our Advocacy Alert outlines the implications of this oversight and how you can engage with your members of Congress on this critical issue.  
 
The most recent CR extended funding into early 2024, giving us time to engage with Congress on increased funding for OAA programs and services, as well. So, this holiday season, we must act now to ensure there are no OAA funding cuts in the next spending package. Use USAging's customizable template and advocacy tools to contact your members of Congress today!  
 
If you have any questions, please email policy@usaging.org.

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