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Advocacy

NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.

News

Several States Roll Back 'Retroactive Medicaid,' A Buffer for the Poor

11/17/2017 |  Story

If you're poor, uninsured and have a bad car wreck or fall seriously ill, there's a chance in most states to enroll for Medicaid after the fact. If you qualify for Medicaid, the program will pay your medical bills going back three months.
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Consider $2M: The Cost of Long Term Care for One Aging Parent

11/16/2017 |  Story

Every year since 2004, private long term care insurer, Genworth has conducted a national survey to determine the average costs of care at home, and in facilities.
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States Will Be Allowed to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements, Top Federal Official Says

11/15/2017 |  Story

The government will give states broader leeway in running their Medicaid programs and allow them to impose work requirements on enrollees, a top federal health official said Tuesday in outlining how the Trump administration plans to put its mark on the insurance program for low-income Americans.
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Federal Medicare Head Says Action Is Needed to Ensure Program’s Financial Future

11/14/2017 |  Story

President Trump has pledged to not make cuts to Medicare, the federal insurance program for seniors, but Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, acknowledges that changes are needed.
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Outrageous! Nursing Home Illegally Dumps Elderly Resident They Don't Want

11/13/2017 |  Story

If you have an aging loved one who ever has to go to a nursing home, beware of a nasty practice in which some of these facilities engage. Some elders among us are low income and receive Medicaid. Some live in nursing homes, as they need full time care. It may not affect your own family, but certainly could affect an elder you know.
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Updates

LTCCC Alert
11/9/2017  Story
This week marks the official release of new data on nursing home staffing by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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Eliminating the Medical Expense Deduction Will Harm People Who Are Chronically Ill
11/6/2017  Newsletter
By Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq., November 2017 / House Republicans have introduced their plan to reform the tax code. The legislation calls for ending the medical expense deduction (MED). NAELA anticipates this proposed change will cause major disruption
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NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Awareness Week
10/16/2017  Press Release
National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 16-22, 2017.
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October
9/29/2017  Press Release
NAELA established October as National Special Needs Law Month as a grassroots effort to help people with disabilities and their families understand Special Needs Planning and the resources available to them.
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Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill
9/20/2017  Story
Last week, Congress introduced the Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill, which would essentially turn the ACA's insurance subsidies and tax credits as well as federal Medicaid funding into state block grants.
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Featured Content

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elearning Course: Traditional Medicaid Planning

This online, self-paced, bite-sized digital workshop covers the key components of how to help clients plan for traditional Medicaid Planning for a single persons. This NAELA E-learning combines articles, expert videos, quizes and further suggested reading material.

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