CMS Report Confirms Medicaid Cuts Would Jeopardize Critical Services and Long-Term Program Stability

The proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would make significant changes to the Medicaid program, which serves as a critical safety net for millions of people who deplete their life savings and turn to Medicaid for assistance as their ability to care for themselves declines. The bill would repeal the Medicaid expansion and implement a capped financing model for states. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the AHCA would cut $834 billion from the Medicaid program through fiscal …

The $92,378 Question: How High Can the Cost of Long-Term Services and Supports Go?

Alvin and Sharon lived in Chicago and were frugal people who worked hard all their lives. This fiscal dedication allowed them to live on their two monthly Social Security checks, his modest pension and some modest investments. Alvin and Sharon were able to pay their bills and enjoy simple luxuries — that is, until the out-of-pocket expenses of long-term care for Alvin began to drain what they worked a lifetime to save. In the process of searching for services and supports, …

Aging and Disability Resource Centers: Scorecard Highlights the Need for Information and Access to Services

Most Americans will eventually need services to help them live independently, either as consumers or as caregivers providing support to family and friends. However, many of them do not know where to turn for help or how to pay for these services. That’s a major reason Aging and Disability Resource Centers – referred to as ADRCs – are critically important to help them find the services they need. ADRCs offer a “single point of entry” for clients and families to …