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Senate healthcare bill would 'ruin Medicaid as we know it'

Senate healthcare bill would 'ruin Medicaid as we know it'

As Senate Republicans released a "discussion draft" of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, advocacy organizations in senior living expressed concerns about the legislation's Medicaid-related components, and former President Barack Obama said the bill would "ruin Medicaid as we know it."

Name changes bloom in senior living

Name changes bloom in senior living

For a variety of reasons, many senior living organizations are changing their names. A common idea underlies many of the moves, however.

Workforce issues to be focus of new LeadingAge center

Workforce issues to be focus of new LeadingAge center

LeadingAge has launched a new effort to help members and state affiliates solve issues related to recruiting and retaining workers, the organization announced Wednesday.

The wrong policy at the wrong time

The wrong policy at the wrong time

As Congress has developed healthcare legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, a dangerous proposal has emerged that would dramatically alter Medicaid's financial structure and shift far more of the risk for the increasing cost of care to the states, where budgets are ill-equipped to deal with the burden.

HUD allocates $219 million to states for Housing Trust Fund in FY 2017

HUD allocates $219 million to states for Housing Trust Fund in FY 2017

State funding levels for the $219 million that will be allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for affordable housing via the national Housing Trust Fund in fiscal year 2017 were approved June 14 and have been released by HUD.

Up to 713,000 direct-care jobs could be lost under proposed Medicaid cuts: report

Up to 713,000 direct-care jobs could be lost under proposed Medicaid cuts: report

Medicaid cuts proposed under the American Health Care Act could result in the loss of up to 713,000 direct-care jobs to provide long-term services and supports, according to a report released Thursday by LeadingAge and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst.

Cheryl Phillips, M.D., leaving LeadingAge

Cheryl Phillips, M.D., leaving LeadingAge

Cheryl Phillips, M.D., is leaving her position as senior vice president for public policy and health services at LeadingAge to become president and CEO of the SNP Alliance.

Operators join march against possible Medicaid cuts

Operators join march against possible Medicaid cuts

Senior living executives joined hundreds of demonstrators and several lawmakers opposed to Medicaid funding cuts during a rally this week at the U.S. Capitol.

Proposed budget's cuts to Medicaid, affordable housing elicit concerns

Proposed budget's cuts to Medicaid, affordable housing elicit concerns

"Drastic" and "devastating" are two of the words used by advocacy organizations representing seniors housing or care providers and those they serve to describe President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, released Tuesday.

LTSS will be focus of new LeadingAge - UMass Boston center

LTSS will be focus of new LeadingAge - UMass Boston center

LeadingAge and the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston are partnering to create the first-of-its-kind LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, LeadingAge announced Tuesday.

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June 21

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association during June, which is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.