What did we win?
- On Nov 9th, 2017, the MA Senate approved our proposal to increase participation in Medicare Savings Programs!
- 6 in 10 seniors living alone in MA do not have the income to meet their basic needs. This change will allow over 60,000 "near-poor" seniors to feel relief from having to choose between food, rent, and medical expenses.
- Every dollar the state moves into MSPs will pull 7 additional federal dollars to go directly to senior healthcare costs. This will hugely increase the overall amount of money going toward senior health care.
July 29, 2017: Boston Globe features stories shared by several MSAC members of having to choose between health care and other basic necessities. Elder economic insecurity has reached a point of crisis in Massachusetts, and seniors are saying, "Enough!"
We Don't Just Take It, We Take Charge!
Massachusetts Senior Action Council is a statewide, grassroots, senior-run organization that empowers its members to collectively address key public policy and community issues that affect their health and well-being.