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Seven programs in Haywood and Jackson counties that cover weatherization, housing, senior services and children will be zeroed out if President Donald Trump's budget passes as proposed. Patsy Dowling, executive director of Mountain Projects, said the agency will lose about $2 million in federal funds under the proposal - funds that directly impact about 1,000 lives in the near term.
The live webcast of the presentation and the accompanying slides can be accessed at http://wsw.com/webcast/needham80/ivc . The presentation will be accessible for replay for 90 days following the conference.
In the past week or so, President Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Republican leaders in Congress finally laid out the American Health Care Act [AHCA], their repeal-and-replace legislation for the ACA [Obamacare]. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office scored it, with the result that 24 million people, recently insured under Obamacare, would lose their coverage over the next 10 years under the AHCA.
Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick noted more than 22 per cent of residents in the Interior Health region are over 65 "and that number is on the rise," he said. "Enhanced community care and improved access to specialized services will help ensure seniors with complex care needs continue to receive the care they require now and in the coming years."
Over 2.8 million Social Security beneficiaries are under the age of 65. Claiming benefits at the earliest possible age, 62, or not long after means that those beneficiaries will have smaller monthly Social Security benefits for the rest of their lives than people who have the luxury and resources to delay. But most have no other choice.