Even though she'd had a heart attack and several "mini-strokes" and couldn't walk, my mother-in-law was able to live in her own apartment until she died at age 90. That was important to her. She was able to do that because she had round-the-clock care provided through an agency that contracted with her state's Medicaid program.
Key Issues in the Final and Interim Final Rules on Establishing Exchanges and Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act
Summarizes key points in the final rules on the marketplaces (also known as exchanges) and the Medicaid expansion, as well as provisions that are interim final and open for comment.
Late in March, the House adopted a budget proposal that calls for the dismantling of Medicare and Medicaid as well as the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its critical consumer protections. In a report released last week, Families USA took a closer look at the Republican proposal.
The House is expected to vote today on a Republican proposal to slash health care spending for low-income and middle-class families. Unfortunately, cutting services for America's families is becoming a familiar refrain of House Republicans.
On April 13, 2012, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report on the private market for long-term care insurance. The purpose of the report was to explore the reasons why people don't purchase long-term care insurance, but it also served as a reminder of how important Medicaid is for people who need long-term care.
Helps advocates counter arguments for increasing out-of-pocket costs for people with Medicaid.
Lays out the basics of how managed long-term care in Medicaid works; highlights key questions for advocates to ask when evaluating how managed care will affect consumers.
Explains the two ways states can change their Medicaid programs, including an at-a-glance comparison chart; discusses what advocates should do based on which option their state uses.
Monday marks the 47th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law – two of the most vital and successful programs in our nation’s history! For nearly five decades, millions of seniors and low-income families across the country have relied on these laws for basic health care coverage. However, as budget battles and party politics intensify across the country, the attacks on these programs are escalating.