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Affordable Care Act

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.”

CMS analysis shows HCBS vulnerability, AARP says

A newly released analysis by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ chief actuary “makes clear” that the American Health Care Act poses a “danger” to Medicaid beneficiaries, especially older adults and those with disabilities who rely on Medicaid for home- and community-based services, according to an AARP policy research senior analyst.

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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.

21 states where seniors especially could be at risk if Medicaid funding changes

States that currently offer relatively low levels of home- and community-based services or where the projected increase in older adults aged 85 or more years is high would be among those especially at risk in their ability to serve beneficiaries who want to stay out of the nursing home under changes to Medicaid funding proposed in the American Health Care Act, according to a new report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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