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Ari Houser

Ari Houser, MA, is a senior methods advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. His areas of expertise include research methods and statistics, long-term services and supports, demographics, and family caregiving. Read his full biography.
The message from recent data is clear: nursing home residents and staff need booster shots now.
There is both an opportunity and an imperative to redesign the next Scorecard. This tool has the potential to draw further attention to critical issues in LTSS exposed by the COVID-19 crisis and help states build and maintain momentum in their efforts to modernize their LTSS systems.
As facilities use the lessons learned to put in place policies and programs to continue delivering COVID-19 vaccines, they also should evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their influenza and pneumococcal immunization programs.
In the four weeks from October 19 to November 15, the number of deaths increased by two-thirds, and the number of new cases doubled compared to the previous four weeks.
To support states both in dealing with the crisis in nursing homes and shaping the future of LTSS, the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) has created and released three tools this fall: the Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard, the LTSS State Scorecard, and the LTSS Choices series.
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A major demographic shift is happening. The ages 85+ population is projected to triple between 2015 and 2050. In comparison, the population younger than age 65 will increase by only 12 percent.
As more than 3,000 leaders and professionals in the field of aging gather in San Francisco for the 2018 Aging in America conference, addressing the needs of the aging population and the number of people living with disabilities will be top of mind. That’s more important than ever.
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The latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act poses a major threat to the Medicaid program. The bill under consideration in the Senate, known as Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson, would fundamentally change how Medicaid is financed, shifting costs to states and to Medicaid enrollees.
KS
The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) now under consideration in the Senate would drastically alter Kansas’s Medicaid program. The proposed Senate bill would change the way the federal government currently funds Medicaid by limiting federal funding and shifting cost over time to both states and…
NV
  The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) now under consideration in the Senate would drastically alter Nevada’s Medicaid program. The proposed Senate bill would change the way the federal government currently funds Medicaid by limiting federal funding and shifting cost over time to both states…
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