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The new LTC bundle: housing and insurance

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
news

A few nursing home companies have begun selling their own private insurance policies on the Medicare Advantage market

Senate abandons second healthcare bill

July 18, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Senate GOP has pulled the plug on its most recent attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Medicare Advantage plans murky on benefits

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A recent report from the Government Accountability Office found one-quarter of reviewed plans had disproportionality high numbers of sicker people dropping out.

Senate GOP issues revisions to BCRA health bill

July 13, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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GOP senators make a few big changes to the BCRA bill but stick to their guns on tax repeals and cuts to Medicaid.

An open letter to Congress

June 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.

How the Senate healthcare bill could affect seniors

June 29, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The Senate’s proposed healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, calls for deep cuts to Medicaid. The program pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million seniors who live in nursing homes. 

CBO releases cost estimate, Senate delays vote on healthcare bill

June 27, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Senate’s version of healthcare reform would cut federal deficit, but also would make deep cuts to Medicaid at the federal and state levels.

Louisiana legislators limit long-term care competition

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Lawmakers have successfully extended a moratorium to restrict assisted living facilities from entering the market.

Texas lawmakers approve series of LTC reforms

June 4, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Texas legislators approved several bills in the final hours of session that will affect seniors and the long-term industry through nursing home quality reforms, improve access to healthcare and help families. 

Breaking down the CBO report: How AHCA could affect seniors

May 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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How could the proposed AHCA legislation affect older adults? What could happen to Medicaid and the ability to find insurance coverage? We explain the actual CBO report section by section.

Trump’s budget plan slashes Medicaid

May 25, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The president’s 2018 budget includes a proposal for more than $610 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next decade. 

Helping Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions

May 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017, which increases care delivery options for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries.