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TSCL - The Voice for Seniors
The Advisor, January 2014
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TSCL Annual Survey

How much will the New Year's 1.5% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase your Social Security benefits? How much did your household budget increase over the past 12 months? Your response is important because the only thing standing between seniors and COLA cuts right now is public pressure on Congress and the White House.

Your answers to this survey will help TSCL educate Members of Congress, the media and the public about the views, experiences, and challenges facing seniors as they relate to Medicare and Social Security. Take the survey »

Protecting Social Security & Medicare

Immigration Reform Battle Moves Into New Year

Pressure on Congress is ramping up for immigration legislation that provides a "clear path to citizenship" for an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. House GOP Members are reportedly working on several immigration bills, including two that would grant some form of legal status. Conservative pro-immigration reform groups, including business leaders and law enforcement, are pushing the House to take action, perhaps early this spring. Read more »

Social Security and Medicare Cuts Eyed

Major budget negotiations are underway as the nation faces another government shut-down on January 15th, hitting the debt limit again the first week in February. Members of Congress need to hear how their actions would impact real people like you. Read more »

Member Spotlight

Mr. & Mrs. Lance Colvin

"I'm grateful for TSCL's work as guards and advocates to help us keep up with all that affects what we have to rely on..." Read more »

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The Benefits You Deserve

Benefit Bulletin

Strong New Voice For Seniors, Ed Cates

TSCL recently welcomed Ed Cates as the new Chairman of its all-volunteer Board of Trustees. Here are a few of his thoughts on key issues that TSCL will be working on in 2014. Read more »

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  LEGISLATIVE UPDATES  
LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

New Challenges Ahead

The second session of the 113th Congress has just begun, and The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) is gearing up for another busy year. With the November elections now behind us, TSCL is expecting many new challenges, and hoping for new successes as well. Read more »

  CONGRESSIONAL CORNER  
CONGRESSIONAL CORNER

By Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38) and Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12)

Social Security is one of our country's greatest success stories. For nearly eight decades it has helped keep seniors out of poverty and given them a sense of independence. In 2012, Social Security helped keep over 15 million Americans out of poverty. Read more »

 
 
  TIPS FOR SENIORS  
TIPS FOR SENIORS

Obamacare Opens, Millions Lose Health Insurance – Including Me

Obamacare wasn't open for more than 30 days before two million people had lost their healthcare coverage – triple the number who were able to enroll up to that point. Unfortunately, I was one of them. I was offered other options, including one that would have increased my premium costs as much as $5,568 in 2014. Read more »

  FAQS  
SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE QUESTION

Help! Mom Moved In With Us, But Her Medicare Plan Isn’t Accepted Here!

Q: We recently moved my mom from another part of the state to live with us. She's starting to have memory problems and it’s too risky for her to live on her own. Recently when we went for a visit to her new doctor, I discovered that her Medicare health plan isn't accepted in our area. Can she enroll in a new plan now that Open Enrollment is over? Read the answer »

 
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