Medicaid is an essential health care program that provides nursing home and other long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities, as well as health coverage for low-income children and families. What many don’t realize is that Medicaid is also a major driver of economic growth through federal funding to state economies, stimulating business activity and generating jobs.
Hundreds of thousands of older Americans breathed a sigh of relief this year, and millions more will in the next few years. The “doughnut hole,” a gap in Medicare coverage of prescription drugs, has caused so many older Americans pain. But now, it is finally closing, thanks to health reform and the Affordable Care Act.
In a recent article for the Center for American Progress, Sandra Bogar reminded us of all of the ways that health reform benefits mothers, mothers-to-be, and grandmothers. Even when it’s not Mother’s Day, it’s important to be grateful for how much our mothers help us and others and to be thankful that they are now protected by the Affordable Care Act.
Presents new national and state data showing how cutting Medicaid would harm seniors, people with disabilities, their families, state workers, and the long-term care infrastructure.
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Health reform has failed to be the “Armageddon” that conservatives predicted, and not a single “death panel” has appeared. Since the passage of health reform, we’ve seen that not only have these predictions not come true, but things are looking better than ever for grandma and her friends.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act will improve coordination of care for patients with both Medicare and Medicaid ("dual eligibles");provides detailed guidance for advocates.
I don’t know about you, but it seems like yesterday that Sarah Palin was speaking into every microphone she could find lamenting that health reform would lead to President Obama personally pulling the plug on your grandma.
Well, you’ll be happy to know that it’s been exactly one year since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama and not one beloved grandmother has been subjected to a death panel.
Republicans are getting a lot of attention these days for trying to starve the Affordable Care Act of funding in order to derail implementation. Behind all the politics, what‘s not getting as much attention is all the good that the Affordable Care Act is doing right now, and how it’s helping Americans in all walks of life.
We were just reminded of that again last week when the Department of Health and Human Services announced more than $621 million in new grants to states through 2016 to help people living in nursing homes move back into the community.
Describes five key provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are in effect and lists the number of people in each state who are benefiting from each provision.