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Tobey Oliver

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.
Medicare Savings Plans (MSPs) are state-run programs that help low-income Medicare beneficiaries afford health care by paying all or part of their Medicare costs such as premiums and copays. However, applying can be burdensome and many people who are eligible for MSPs are not enrolled. A new CMS rule aims to address this challenge by making a number of changes to help streamline the application process.
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.
A new law in North Carolina paves the way for approximately 182,000 adults ages 50-64 to get Medicaid coverage, a recent analysis conducted for the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) shows.
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.
The Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) help individuals with limited incomes pay Medicare premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
South Dakota voters expand Medicaid, improving healthcare access for thousands. Eleven states have yet to expand Medicaid.
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