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What’s at Stake In the Fight to Sustain Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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.

January 2017 – The Fight to Protect the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid & Other Issues

National Medicare Advocates Alliance Issue Brief - The Fight to Protect the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid & Other Issues

The Promise and Failure of Medicare Home Health Coverage

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,

Hospitals Must Give Patients Notice of Their Observation Status, Beginning March 8, 2017

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

Reports Highlight Devastating Effects of Repealing the Affordable Care Act and Turning Medicaid into Block Grants

Protect Our Health Care: It’s All Connected – ACA, Medicaid and Medicare are All Under Threat

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. 

Plenty of Sensible Changes to Help and Preserve Medicare

Minus the overspending and complexity of private plans and non-negotiable drug prices, Medicare could once again be a model for affordable health insurance.

Sensible Changes to Help and Preserve Medicare

The best bet for beneficiaries and taxpayers is to strengthen traditional Medicare – and stop spending unnecessarily for private insurance and prescription drugs.

Home for the Holidays: Leaving the Nursing Home During a Medicare-Covered Stay

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).

Nursing Home “Advancing Excellence” Quality Program Ends after a Decade

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.

AAPD-CMA Beneficiary Survey Summary

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.

November 2016 – The Election’s Impact on Medicare, New Nursing Home Requirements of Participation and Other Issues

Medicare Advocate's Alliance Issue Brief - The Election's Impact on Medicare, New Nursing Home Requirements of Participation and Other Issues

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