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Counting on Medicaid to Avoid a Nursing Home? it’s Up to Congress

States can choose whether to offer Medicaid services at home, but nursing home coverage, which is more expensive, is a required benefit.

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Low Medicaid Rates Limit Access to Assisted Living, Quality Care

More than 700,000 elderly and disabled Americans receive health care in residential care communities, such as assisted living facilities. As the population ages, this number will grow. A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which […]

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McConnell’s New AHCA Bill Retains Medicaid Cuts

The measure retains cuts in Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor, disabled and nursing home patients, that moderate Republican senators have fought.

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Middle Class Would Suffer from Medicaid Nursing Home Cuts

Medicaid pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, like Jacobs. It covers 20 percent of all Americans, and 40 percent of poor adults.

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AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Home

States are making tepid progress helping millions of elderly and disabled people on Medicaid avoid costly nursing home care by arranging home or community services for them instead.

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Grasping For The Middle Ground On Affordable Care Act

Hay, who specializes in health policy and economics, envisions an Obamacare replacement plan that would scrap health insurance exchanges such as Covered California, which sell subsidized private market plans.

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