Tobey Oliver is a senior policy advisor in the AARP Public Policy Institute, focusing on health care, particularly Medicaid—including protecting and expanding access to benefits and coverage, as well as quality and affordability. Read her full biography.
At the heart of proposed Medicaid regulations now under consideration at the federal level is the need to ease the cumbersome and confusing processes to both apply for program benefits and keep them. The changes would affect the millions of individuals already enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) as well as help more people qualify.
Older adults and their family caregivers should know about coming changes related to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and what they could mean for the long-term services and supports they currently receive or could in the future.