Health Care Reform Information

Advanced Care Planning
NAELA Letter to CMS Supporting Doctors Discussing Advanced Care Planning through Medicare - October 2014

Medicaid Cost Sharing and Appeals Comment - March 2013

Commission on Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care Commission Appointees - June 2013
Long Term Care Commission’s Effectiveness Remains Uncertain; Medicaid Eligibility in Cross-Hairs - June 2013
NAELA: Eye on Elder and Special Needs Issues: The New Commission on Long-Term Care - March 2013
Former NAELA President Appointed to Long-Term Care Commission - March 2013

Supreme Court
After The Ruling: A Consumer’s Guide (Kaiser Health News) - August 2012
A Guide to the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Decision (Kaiser Family Foundation) - August 2012
Opting Out of the Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA: How Many Uninsured Adults Would Not Be Eligible for Medicaid? (Urban Institute) - August 2012
Supreme Court Decision and Medicaid Expansion - July 11, 2012
Interesting Analysis on the Justices' Approach
Easy-to-Understand Breakdown of the Opinion
Discussion on Various States' Reactions to the Opinion

State Medicaid Waivers and Dual Eligibles Issues

New York Memorandum of Understanding - August 28, 2013
Letter from Melanie Bella in Response to June 2013 Dual Eligible Stakeholders' Letter - August 9, 2013
Letter to Melanie Bella - Dual Eligible Stakeholders - June 19, 2013
The Commonwealth Fund - Washington Health Policy Week in Review State Medicaid Leaders See Challenges in Covering the Dual Eligibles - May 30, 2013
Sign on Letter Dual Eligible - Ombudsman Office - October 25, 2012
LCAO Dual Eligible Fact Sheet - October 25, 2012
Memorandum of Understanding Between CMS and Massachusetts - August 23, 2012
Letter to Melanie Bella - Withdrawing New Mexico's Demonstration Proposal - August 17, 2012
NAELA Press Release - NAELA and 32 Other Organizations to CMS: Protect the Vulnerable Elderly - August 14, 2012
Still Too Risky: Florida House of Representatives' 2011 Proposed Medicaid Managed Care Expansion
NSCLC Comments on Florida LTSS MC Waiver Proposal - April 16, 2012
LCAO Letter to CMS on FL Medicaid Waiver Request - December 15, 2011
AARP FL Waiver Letter
Cover Letter to Melanie Bella - Dual Eligible Issues and Recommendations
State Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects - Key Consumer Issues
State Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects - Summary of Key Consumer Issues and Recommendations

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

     H.R. 3590 - Passed by the Senate on December 24, 2009, and the House March 21, 2010; signed into law March 23, 2010
     Congressional Budget Office Analysis - March 11, 2010

Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872) (passed by the House March 21, 2010)
     H.R. 4872
     Congressional Budget Office Analysis (March 20, 2010) 
     Modifications to H.R. 4872 (incorporated into bill passed by House March 21, 2010) 

Educational Materials for Members

     Implementation of Affordable Care Act Provisions to Improve Nursing Home Transparency, Care Quality, and Abuse Prevention (Kaiser Family Foundation) - March 4, 2013
     Medicaid's Role in Meeting the Long-Term Care Needs of America's Seniors (Kaiser Family Foundation) - March 4, 2013
     Getting into Gear for 2014: Findings From a 50-State Survey of Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal and Cost-Sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP, 2012-2013 (Kaiser Family Foundation) - March 4, 2013
     LCAO Medicaid Per Capita Caps Issue Brief - December 21, 2012
     LCAO Medicare Cuts Public Opinion Survey - December 21, 2012
     LCAO Medigap Issue Brief - December 21, 2012
     LCAO Medicare Home Health Copayments Issue Brief - December 21, 2012
     Medicaid Matters for Long-Term Services and Supports - December 3, 2012
     What's Wrong with Per Capita Caps in Medicaid? - December 3, 2012
     Talking Points: Medicaid and the Federal Deficit - December 3, 2012
     Deficit Reduction: Tell Your Legislators to Protect Medicaid - December 3, 2012
     Medicaid Defense Center - December 3, 2012
     House Bill 6300 (Medicaid Long-Term Care Reform Act of 2012) - October 30, 2012
     LCAO Premium Support Issue Brief - October 25, 2012
     LCAO Block Grant Issue Brief - October 25, 2012
     LCAO Medicare Beneficiary Characteristics Fact Sheet - October 25, 2012
     LCAO Sequestration OAA - October 25, 2012
     State Advocate Experiences in Managed Long-Term Ser
vices and Supports
- NCOA Webinar - August 27, 2012
     Health Care Provisions Affecting Older Adults and Persons with Special Needs in Health Care Reform - March 30, 2009
     Provisions Affecting Small Businesses in Health Care Reform - March 22, 2009
     Communications Points on Health Care Reform
     Straight Talk for Seniors from the National Council on Aging
     Comparison of Health Care Reform Proposals from the Kaiser Family Foundation - April 8, 2010
     The Medicaid Long-term Services and Supports Provisions in H.R. 3590 by Gene Coffey, National Citizens' Law Center - April 2010
     How Health Care Reform Helps Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease from the Alzheimer's Association

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