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The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid – An Update

This report provides statistics and information about uninsured individuals in the Medicaid coverage gap. The Medicaid gap is a term used to describe uninsured individuals who do not have enough income to qualify for ACA subsidies and who live in a state that has elected not to expand their Medicaid program. According to the Kaiser report, approximately four million individuals are in the Medicaid gap across the country. Of the uninsured individuals, 17% are in the 55-64 age range.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65847

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Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities - Findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation 2012 National Financially Capability Study

The National Disability Institute released a report on the financial capability of people with disabilities. The report shared insights on various agencies' work to advance financial capability for youth and adults with disabilities. The report found that people with disabilities are less financially stable than people without disabilities in nearly all categories including making ends meet, planning ahead, managing financial products and financial knowledge and decision making.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65540

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Checklist: How Consumer Focused Are Your State's Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports?

This checklist is designed to help consumers and other stakeholders assess state Medicaid Managed LTSS. It is based on federal guidance released in May, Community Catalyst’s paper “Putting Consumers First: Promising Practices for Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports,” and stakeholder recommendations on meeting consumers’ needs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/61189

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Training Requirements for Personal Care Attendants

This is a summary of the results of a mini-survey conducted in January 2012. The purpose of this survey was to gain insight on different states’ requirements for Medicaid-funded personal care attendants (PCAs). The results from 24 respondent states showed variation in requirements, from required background checks to CPR training and other educational and health requirements.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53175

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Q&A on The Debt Ceiling

There are many questions surrounding the debt ceiling. This Q & A answers many of the questions State Units on Aging Directors and their staffs have had regarding the debt ceiling, the federal government’s obligations, and implications for obligations such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. It is a guide to understanding the basics of the debt ceiling and the implications for not increasing it.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53172

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Strengthening the Aging Network Issue Brief: Older Americans Act Cost Sharing

States administering the Older Americans Act (OAA) have the option of providing recipients with a choice to cost share when using services. This brief explains the stipulations and parameters surrounding cost sharing – what OAA services allow or prohibit cost sharing and under what circumstances must services be provided when clients are unable to pay the cost share.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53166

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Older Americans Act Budgeting

Budgeting is a crucial aspect in the deliverance of Older Americans Act (OAA) services. This brief provides information geared at State directors to help them better understand various funding sources and requirements. This summary explains the Inter-State Funding Formula on which the Administration of Aging (AoA) distributes OAA funds as well as the Intra-State Funding Formula (IFF) on which states distribute OAA funds.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53160

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Money Follows the Person: Impediments to Implementation

Money Follows the Person (MFP) is one program that appropriates federal grants to states to design programs to transition Medicaid beneficiaries from institutional care to home and community-based services. Beginning as a demonstration program, there are many impediments and uncertainties surrounding implementation. This overview provides a description of impediments as an opportunity for solutions that anticipate implementation issues and touches upon program start up, capacity, and access.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53159

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Medicare’s Preventive Services

Preventive services is one way of cutting down health care costs, as well as detecting health issues early. Medicare beneficiaries have access to many preventive services, including cancer screenings, glaucoma screenings, certain immunizations, etc. This fact sheet provides an overview and chart of the different preventive services available to Medicare enrollees, outlining the different services covered under the different Medicare plans or “parts”, especially Medicare Part B.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53157


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