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July 2017 – Update on Health Reform & Other Issues

An update on the the devastation that would be caused by the Senate's health care repeal bill and the President's proposed budget, and more.

CMA Alert – Senate Health Bill, Again; Medicare Trustees Report; HH CoPs; More

Here We Go Again: Senate Health Repeal Bill Released Today, Vote Planned for Next Week; Medicare Trustees Project Increase in Solvency; Delay of New Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation; Advocacy News from the Capitol

Health Repeal Myths & Facts: The Fight Continues

Congress is on recess, but we can’t be – the health care repeal debate continues! This CMA Alert provides updated “Myths & Facts” about the most recent potential changes to the health care bills to inform your advocacy to protect these key programs.

Congress Leaves for the July 4th Recess, Health Care Repeal Remains a Threat – Continue to Make Your Voice Heard

We got a reprieve this week when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed a planned vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA).  Like the bill that passed in the House, BCRA would repeal the Affordable Care Act, decimate Medicaid, and weaken Medicare. The battle over health repeal is not over. Sen. McConnell continues to work to secure votes of reluctant senators by offering minor changes to the bill; changes that will not ultimately mitigate its harm.

Health Care Repeal Vote Postponed But the Fight is Not Over

Changes to the health care repeal bill will not fix what ails the policies behind it. Both the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and BCRA would cause substantial harm to millions of Americans.

Real People Will be Harmed by House & Senate Health Repeal Bills

The Center for Medicare Advocacy has seen a significant increase in stories from people who rely on ACA, Medicaid and Medicare, and would be harmed if they are changed as planned. Here are some of their stories.

Senate Releases Draft of Bill to Undermine Health Coverage: Stop the “Better Care Reconciliation Act”

The Senate repeal bill cannot be improved – it must be scrapped.  This is not a health care bill. It weakens Medicare, decimates Medicaid, and guts insurance for over 20 million people.

CMA Alert – The Fight Continues; Home Health Access Part 4; World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

CMA Alert - The Fight Continues; Home Health Access Part 4; World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day highlighted the need to protect older people from the devastating effects of financial exploitation.

CMA Alert – Harmful Proposed SNF Rules; Welcome Chiplin Senior Fellow Ben F. Belton

Administration Proposes Allowing Nursing Homes to Require Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses as a Condition of Admission; CMS Extends Comment Period for New Medicare Skilled Nursing Reimbursement System Until August 25, 2017; The Center Welcomes Chiplin Senior Fellow Ben F. Belton

Reversing Obama Rules, Trump Administration Proposes Allowing Nursing Homes to Require Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses as a Condition of Admission

Proposed rules not only allow facilities to ask a resident or resident representative to enter into an agreement for binding arbitration but also allow facilities to require a resident to sign such an agreement as a condition of admission.

CMA Alert – AHCA Still Looms; MA Disenrollment By Health Status

This Week's Alert - AHCA’s Impact on Older Adults; Government Oversight Agency Urges CMS to Examine Medicare Advantage Disenrollment by Health Status; Tell the Senate to Drop the AHCA.

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