Last updated on: 9/8/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

National Council on Aging (NCOA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The National Council on Aging supports the Senate for its Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), which, when passed, will bring America one giant step closer to the long-awaited goal of health care that is both accessible and affordable for Americans of all ages.

NCOA has worked hard to ensure that the Senate bill will meet the particular needs of older adults, and we believe that, on balance, it is good for America’s seniors. H.R. 3590 would improve health care for older Americans, protect and strengthen Medicare, extend coverage to 30 million more Americans, and reduce our national deficit…

“While the legislative process is built on compromise, the cost of inaction—in dollars and in lives—is unacceptably high. In the final analysis, NCOA believes that this bill is good for America’s interests.”

“NCOA Supports Senate Health Reform Bill,” www.ncoa.org, Dec. 23, 2009

Description:

“NCOA is a national voice for older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. We bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.

We work with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities.

We accomplish our work through collaborative leadership, innovation, and advocacy. We create and lead strategic alliances, coalitions, and multi-sector partnerships. We organize, mobilize, and support nationwide ‘communities’ of organizations and leaders. And we foster and diffuse innovations and strive to make markets work better for older adults.

As advocates, we work to improve public policies by being a national voice for older adults in greatest need and those who serve them, combining community service and advocacy, and empowering and engaging older adults…

At NCOA, our work is guided by four core values: social and economic justice, respect and caring for all, innovation, and excellence and integrity.”

“About the National Council on Aging,” www.ncoa.org (accessed Sep. 8, 2010)

Mission:

“Our mission is to improve the lives of older Americans.”

“About the National Council on Aging,” www.ncoa.org (accessed Sep. 8, 2010)

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Quoted in:
  1. Will the cost to fund public health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid decrease?