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Researchers Examine Economic Realities of Government Efforts to Recover Medicaid Costs From Beneficiary Estates

Medicaid helps millions of older adults access care and support they need but cannot afford in life. What happens after those people die is the subject of a long-running debate that has taken a new turn. States are required by… Continue Reading →

Boston’s Older Population: Increasing in Racial Diversity, but Quality of Life is Shaped by Racism, Discrimination

A new report from UMass Boston identifies aging equity among Boston residents The number of Boston residents aged 60 and older has increased by more than one-third in the last eight years and more than half of older residents are… Continue Reading →

Elder Index at Work: Helping Advocates Address Healthcare Affordability in Washington State

This article is one in a series of stories about how people across the country are using the Elder Index to understand the true cost of living for older adults and its economic implications. If you know someone who would… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation with Daughterhood Founder Anne Tumlinson on Challenges of Caring for Aging Parents

Anne Tumlinson is the nationally recognized eldercare expert who founded Daughterhood, an online community providing support and advice to adult children caring for their aging parents. She is also the founder of Anne Tumlinson Innovations, a research and advisory firm… Continue Reading →

How to Measure Real Potential Cost of New Health Care Legislation for Elders

By Marc Cohen and Kris Wiitala Both the House-passed version of ACA repeal legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the Senate’s version currently under deliberation – the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) – include a particularly debilitating change: a… Continue Reading →

Assessing Potential Impact of Medicaid Caps on States, Care Workers

The American Health Care Act under consideration in the U.S. Senate would create varying degrees of economic stress on individual states and could lead to the elimination of as many as 713,000 jobs held by home health and personal care… Continue Reading →

Rhode Island: The Test Case That Never Was for Medicaid Restructuring

By Edward Alan Miller Professor of Gerontology and Public Policy McCormack Graduate School Although ultimately withdrawn before a vote, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) proposed by House Republicans would have radically restructured Medicaid by converting the federal government’s open-ended… Continue Reading →

How Medicaid Per Capita Caps Will Affect those Needing Long-Term Services and Supports

By Marc A. Cohen, Ph.D., Michael Miller, MA, Leena Sharma, MPP Earlier this week, the Republicans in the House of Representatives put forward their plan – the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — for the repeal and replacement of sections… Continue Reading →

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