Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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Bringing CLASS to Long-Term Care Through the Affordable Care Act - Themed Issue: Public Policy and Aging Report

With funding from The SCAN Foundation, this issue of PPAR features articles that recount the laborious process that led to realization of the long-term care provisions found in ACA, analyze the key provisions of the legislation, and explore hurdles that are certain to be encountered during program implementation. Authors include national experts from The SCAN Foundation, RTI International, Oxford University, AAHSA, Avalere Health, AARP and Ecumen.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52332

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Health Reform Issues: State Financing and Medicaid

Leading health reform proposals in both the House and Senate include a Medicaid expansion to help eliminate state variation in the current program and to broaden health coverage. Because Medicaid is jointly administered and financed by states and the federal government, changes will have direct impact on states. While health reform legislation could have many implications, this brief highlights some of the potential benefits and costs associated with Medicaid expansion in the reform proposals.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52063

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Long-Term Care in Health Care Reform: Policy Options to Improve Both

This policy brief presents four options that merit serious consideration in the current health care reform discussions. The first two options would improve long-term care for people with low incomes and limited financial resources. Review ideas on expanding Medicaid support for home and community-based services and improve coordination of medical and long-term care for Medicare-Medicaid “Dual Eligibles”. Poll results also gauge interest in reform if long-term services and supports were included.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51993

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