As reported by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on February 3, 2015
S. 192 would amend the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965, which provides funding through the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor for services to the elderly, including state and local community programs on aging (such as congregate nutrition services and caregiver support), community service employment, and services to help prevent elder abuse. The authorization for most of the OAA programs expired in 2011, but those programs have continued to receive appropriations each year since that time. Those programs received discretionary appropriations totaling $1.9 billion for 2015.
CBO estimates the bill would authorize appropriations totaling $5.8 billion for fiscal years 2016-2018. Assuming appropriation of the estimated amounts, CBO estimates that implementing S. 192 would increase outlays by $5.8 billion over the 2016-2020 period.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 192 would not impose intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).