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Funding for senior programs is being targeted by the legislature starting July 1, 2011. As the legislature searches for ways to balance the budget, many of the proposed funding cuts will affect seniors, especially those who rely on government benefits programs to supplement their very low income.
For the past several years, the senior property tax exemption program has saved the State more than $100 million. The loss of this exemption will continue in the future. For the most part, in previous years, most low income programs which benefit seniors have not been cut.
The Medicare Advantage Work Group is a bimonthly meeting that includes representatives of the insurance industry, state and federal government and consumer advocates who come together on a regular basis to discuss updates to Medicare policy, industry concerns and consumer issues.
The meeting is open to the public and RSVP's are requested.
Please click on a link below to check the location and date of a particular meeting.
The new federal healthcare law was rightfully a major flashpoint during this campaign season. And Colorado’s half-million seniors paid close attention, particularly to how the law will impact Medicare benefits. But even the most savvy observers are unaware that the law’s biggest effect will come from a relatively small – and little-known -- provision creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
At some point in every individual's life, he/she will have to deal with legal issues. These can range the gamut from creating and filing a simple will to complex guardianship and probate proceedings. The take-home point is that legal issues can encompass an enormous range of problems, an obtuse legal system and no single answer to any problem.