A vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act would impact access and coverage for health care in Medicare and Medicaid, as well as for people directly covered through ACA.
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National Medicare Advocates Alliance Issue Brief - The Fight to Protect the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid & Other Issues
The Center for Medicare Advocacy has been hearing from people who meet Medicare coverage criteria but are unable to access Medicare-covered home health care,
Effective August 6, 2016, the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act) requires acute care hospitals to provide oral and written notification to patients who are classified as outpatients or observation status patients for more than 24 hours.
Reports Highlight Devastating Effects of Repealing the Affordable Care Act and Turning Medicaid into Block Grants
The President-Elect and Republican leaders in Congress have promised to repeal, and at some point, “replace” the Affordable Care Act. They also plan to gut the Medicaid program by imposing block granting or per-capita caps. Speaker Ryan, Trump’s nominee for HHS Secretary Rep. Price, and many others in Congress also want to further privatize Medicare by turning it into a voucher program.
Minus the overspending and complexity of private plans and non-negotiable drug prices, Medicare could once again be a model for affordable health insurance.
The best bet for beneficiaries and taxpayers is to strengthen traditional Medicare – and stop spending unnecessarily for private insurance and prescription drugs.
According to Medicare law, nursing home residents may leave their facility for family events without losing their Medicare coverage. However, depending on the length of their absence, beneficiaries may be charged a "bed hold" fee by their skilled nursing facility (SNF).
Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes, a voluntary program promoted as an effort to improve quality of care in nursing homes, has ended after a decade.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the American Association for People with Disabilities issued a survey for Medicare beneficiaries under age 65. The data requested included some demographic information, and information about this population's interactions with the SHIP and SMP programs.
Medicare Advocate's Alliance Issue Brief - The Election's Impact on Medicare, New Nursing Home Requirements of Participation and Other Issues