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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the use of new vaccines for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for adults 60 and older who have discussed it with their health care provider. The vaccines, which will be available this fall, could save thousands of older-adult lives each year.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new guidelines on screening asymptomatic adults for depression, suicide risk and anxiety—marking the first time the Task Force issued a recommendation specifically on screening for anxiety disorders among adults.
To mark the start of the World Health Organization’s 76th World Health Assembly (May 21-May 30), AARP is releasing the results of a new, nationally representative survey of more than one thousand American adults ages 50-plus.
Medicare spending growth rates in the decade before the pandemic were substantially lower than expected. These trends mean that people with Medicare, as well as the federal government, are seeing significantly lower costs for Medicare than had been expected.