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.
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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
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day highlighted the need to protect older people from the devastating effects of financial exploitation.
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
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.
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.
CMA Issue Brief - Medicare Home Health Coverage Should Be Based on the Need for Skilled Care;
Improvement Is Not Required.
Legislation would make the Steve Gleason Act of 2015, which increased access to speech generating devices for people with degenerative diseases, permanent.
As the Senate considers health reform, we urge members to consider the impact on the health and welfare of people covered by the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid, and reject the American Health Care Act.
House Passes AHCA, Updates on Home Health, SGD's & Other Issues
This is Part Two of a Ten-Part CMA Issue Brief Series to examine, and inform work to resolve, the growing crisis in access to Medicare home health coverage and necessary care.