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How The House GOPs Medicaid Work Rule Would Hurt Family Caregivers and People With Disabilities

The sponsors of the House Republican debt limit bill, the Limit, Save, Grow Act, say its goal is to encourage low-income people to work. But it may have exactly the opposite effect, especially for people with disabilities. And, at the same time, it may throw family caregivers into an impossible situation—having to choose between caring for their loved ones or [...]

By |2023-05-22T16:31:12-04:00May 22nd, 2023|Medicaid, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Closer Look At The House GOP Health Bill And Seniors: It Isn’t Getting Better

From the perspective of older adults, there is little good to say about the House Republican health care bill. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would significantly raise insurance costs for people in their 50s and 60s, reduce important Medicaid benefits for the frail elderly, and put more financial pressure on Medicare. Last week, I took a first look at [...]

By |2017-03-14T14:01:15-04:00March 14th, 2017|Health Care|3 Comments

The House GOP Health Plan Would Be The Biggest Change For Seniors In A  Half-Century

House Republicans have proposed a major rewrite of the Affordable Care Act that would increase the cost of health insurance for older workers and profoundly change the Medicaid support system for the most vulnerable. It would be the biggest change in government assistance for long-term care since the creation of Medicaid a half century ago. The proposal would retain the [...]

By |2017-03-07T18:22:48-05:00March 7th, 2017|Health Care, Medicaid|0 Comments

Should Congress Cut ACA Insurance Premiums for Young People By Raising Them For Those 50+?

A proposal by congressional Republicans aimed at reducing health insurance costs for young people would substantially boost premiums for those over age 50, according to a new analysis by the actuarial firm Milliman Inc. The proposal could result in up to 18,000 older adults losing health coverage and increase the cost of federal insurance subsidies by $6.7 billion, if the [...]

By |2017-02-08T14:22:21-05:00February 8th, 2017|Aging, Health Care|0 Comments

What Paul Ryan’s Latest Health Proposal Would Mean For Seniors

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposed blueprint for health reform would make major changes in medical care for seniors, raising out-of-pocket costs for some and shifting others from traditional Medicare coverage to commercial insurance. His plan, called A Better Way, would slowly raise the age of eligibility for Medicare and cap federal spending for the program, increasing subsidies for low-income seniors [...]

By |2016-06-22T15:29:50-04:00June 22nd, 2016|Health reform, Medicaid, Medicare|1 Comment

Why Do Hill Republicans Want to Make Home and Community Care So Hard?

Why would House Republicans slash programs that make it possible for the frail elderly and adults with disabilities to live at home? Especially since the alternative would often be more costly nursing home care. GOP lawmakers say they support Medicaid's Home and Community Based programs that provide long-term services and supports in the community rather than in nursing homes. Many GOP [...]

What the House GOP Budget Means for Senior Services

 The fiscal plan proposed this week by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) would profoundly change the way seniors and younger adults with disabilities receive health care and personal assistance.   For many programs, it would reduce funding from today’s levels even though the population of those over 65 will double by mid-century. In many ways, it would end the [...]