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"Pallone Unveils Proposal for Medicare Long-Term Care Benefit" Press Release - May 2, 2018
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“Healthy aging linked to Medicare coverage of ‘social factors’”
The Washington Times, June 26, 2018

“Consumers reconsidering long term care insurance as premiums skyrocket”
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, June 2, 2018

“How this Economic Boom May (Finally) Improve Low Wage Care Jobs”
Forbes, May 22, 2018

“This is What the Challenging Life of a Millennial Caregiver Looks Like”
Time, May 21, 2018

“AP-NORC Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care”
Associated Press, May 15, 2018

“Shortage of home health workers forcing young Minnesotans with disabilities into institutions”
Star Tribune, May 5, 2018

“The New Retirement: Near the Kids”
The New York Times, May 4, 2018

“Proposal would create long-term care benefit for Medicare beneficiaries”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, May 3, 2018

“People with ALS Living Longer, More Independent Lives At High-Tech Chelsea Home”
WBUR, May 3, 2018

“Proposed Medicare Change Would Create Long-Term Care Benefit”
Skilled Nursing News, May 2, 2018

“New Long-Term Care Medicare Benefit Proposed”
Home Health Care News, May 2, 2018

“Oregon finds solutions for aging population with long-term care services and support”
Oregon Health Care Association, April 27, 2018

 “Only 16% of retirees 'very confident' they can afford long-term care”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, April 24, 2018

“Long-Term Care Expenses Growing As A Worry For Retirees”
Forbes, April 24, 2018

“Most who collect long-term care insurance benefits not in nursing homes”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, April 23, 2018

“Providers tell CMS to explore telehealth, care coordination, long-term care financing”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, April 23, 2018

“New Medicaid Financing & New Populations In Long-Term Services”
OpenMinds.com, April 23, 2018

“Health care will cost $280,000 in retirement — and that doesn’t include this huge expense”
MarketWatch, April 19, 2018

“OPM doesn’t have a contingency plan if long-term care insurance market upends”
Federal News Radio, April 18, 2018

“Senators press administration on mental health parity”
The Hill, April 17, 2018

“Improper payments, bad data threaten access to long-term care, GAO health leader testifies”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, April 13, 2018

“'My son was diagnosed with Parkinson's at 11'”
The BBC, April 11, 2018

“How Growing Inequality Is Altering The Long-Term Care Policy Battlefield, While Tightening The Financing Knot”
Health Affairs Blog, April 10, 2018

 “LGBT Americans worry about getting into, living in long-term care”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, April 9, 2018

 “Help addressing opioid epidemic in long-term care is on the way”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, April 6, 2018

 “Ending Medicaid as We’ve Known It”
Managed Care Magazine, March 28, 2018

“Caregiver, health care advocates fear impacts of TennCare work requirement proposal”
The Tennessean, March 21, 2018 

“Her daughter's epilepsy was under control, but then their insurer stopped covering the drug: 'It’s devastating.'”
Chicago Tribune, March 14, 2018

“Washington's attempt to pass a long-term care tax failed. Here's why, and what's next.”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, March 13, 2018

“New Technologies Help Seniors Age In Place — And Not Feel Alone”
Kaiser Health News, March 12, 2018

“One State’s Quest to Introduce Long-Term Care Benefits”
The New York Times, March 8, 2018

“Medicaid's little-known benefits for millions of US students”
Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2018

“Trump Wants More Asylums. Critics Fear a New Wave of Abuse.”
The New York Times, March 5, 2018

“A Tale of Love, Family Conflict And Battles Over Care For An Aging Mother”
Kaiser Health News, March 1, 2018

“Alabama Medicaid moves to impose some work requirements”
Montgomery Advertiser, March 1, 2018

“Groups working to end AIDS fear losing ground under Trump”
The Hill, February 27, 2018

 “Michigan inching toward privatization of long-term care”
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, February 21, 2018

“Medicaid growth expected to slow, Medicare to accelerate”
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, February 15, 2018

“If lawmakers remove disability services from KanCare, who will fill gap?”
The Kansas City Star, February 14, 2018

“President's budget proposes Medicaid changes, affordable housing funding cuts”
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, February 12, 2018

“Rush to Impose Medicaid curbs creates unease”
The New York Times, February 10, 2018

“Commentary: Paid family leave system will benefit workers, businesses, elderly and more”
Portland Press Herald, February 9, 2018

 “Success and struggles as National Disability Insurance Scheme takes shape”
Adelaidenow.com, February 9, 2018

“6 ways states can help Medicaid managed care plans tackle social issues”
Fierce Healthcare, February 2, 2018

“Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid”
The Chicago Sun Times, February 1, 2018

 “A New Public/Private Long-Term Care Financing Plan”
Forbes, January 31, 2018

“An Inside Look At Why New Family Caregivers Law Is So Desperately Needed”
Forbes, January 24, 2018

“Medicaid Home Care Demand Grows, States Grapple with Spending”
Home Health Care News, January 22, 2018

“Why The WSJ Is Wrong About Long-Term Care Planning”
Forbes, January 22, 2018

“Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements”
The Associated Press, January 18, 2018

“Medicaid is an effective, efficient program, highly valued by its beneficiaries. And yet, Republicans are relentlessly trying to cut it.”
The Washington Post, January 17, 2017

“Wisconsin considers tax-protected long-term care accounts”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, January 9, 2018

“Her Sister’s Keeper: Caring For A Sibling With Mental Illness”
Kaiser Health News, January 9, 2018

“Can Home Health Visits Help Keep People Out Of The ER?”
NPR, January 2, 2018

“The Impossible Reality of Long-Term Care Planning”
Kiplinger, January 2, 2018

“How States Are Helping People Get Medicaid At Home”
Forbes, December 28, 2017

“The Double Whammy of Long-Term Health Care Costs”
CBS News, November 29, 2017

“The cost of caregiving: ‘a sacrifice for our entire family’”
The Washington Post, December 1, 2017

“House Tax Bill Would Scrap Deduction For Medical Expenses”
Kaiser Health News, November 2, 2017

 “Long term care workers do better at staying home when sick, government says”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, November 2, 2017 

“Lincoln Financial Group Research Reveals Many Americans Are Not Prepared for Long-Term Care or Caregiving”
Business Wire, November 2, 2017

“Looking for the answer to America’s long-term care crisis? Listen to caregivers.”
Huffington Post, November 1, 2017

 “11 more states working on wage increases for direct care workforce”
McKnight’s Long Term Care News, October 20, 2017

“Medicaid Enrollment & Spending Growth: FY 2017 & 2018”
Kaiser Family Foundation, October 19, 2017  

“Administration’s Ending Of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Likely To Roil Individual Markets”
Health Affairs, October 13, 2017

 “How to Improve Health Care for People with Medicare and Medicaid”
Forbes, October 12, 2017

“AP-NORC Poll: Adult caregivers undertrained and overwhelmed 
Associated Press, October 5, 2017

“10 ways Medicaid affects us all”
Kaiser Health News, October 5, 2017

“Many young adults with autism also have mental health issues”
NPR, October 1, 2017

“Can I get more affordable long-term care insurance?”
PBS, September 27, 2017

“The staggering prices of long-term care 2017”
Forbes, September 26, 2017

“Nowhere to go: Young people with severe autism languish in hospitals”
Kaiser Health News, September 26, 2017

“Here’s your cheat sheet to the latest version of Graham-Cassidy health care reform”
Stat, September 25, 2017

“Narrow networks get even tighter when shopping for mental health specialists”
Kaiser Health News, September 22, 2017

“How Graham-Cassidy stacks up, in one chart”
Roll Call, September 21, 2017

“34 states would see funding cut from new Obamacare repeal bill: study”
The Hill, September 21, 2017

“Taylor: Home care workforce shortage affects caregiving”
 Auburnpub.com, September 19, 2017

“Study says the developmentally disabled receive poorer health care”
Columbus Dispatch, September 16, 2017

“Children's Health Insurance Program Demands Quick, Bipartisan Passage”
Forbes, September 14, 2017 

“Politico-Harvard poll: Obamacare repeal still tops GOP voters’ to-do lists”
Politico, September 15, 2017

Graham, Cassidy unveil last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill
Politico, September 13, 2017 

Montanans Protest $8.6 Million in Proposed Cuts To State Department Of Health
Montana Public Radio, September 11, 2017

“Feds Award Millions For Autism Research”
Disability Scoop, September 8, 2017

“Dem, GOP demands could sink bipartisan Obamacare fix”
The Hill, September 8, 2017

“Sanders to unveil 'Medicare for all' bill on Wednesday”
The Hill, September 8, 2017

“The Traditional Long-Term Care Insurance Market Crumbles”
Forbes, September 8, 2017

“Blue Cross payment cuts prompt protest by Minnesota mental health providers”
Star Tribune, September 6, 2017

“How we can find common ground on health care”
The Washington Post, September 6, 2017

“Medicaid: What we learned from the recent debate and what to watch for in September 2017”
Kaiser Family Foundation, September 5, 2017

Poll: Older Hispanics face language and cultural barriers to long term care”
KJZZ, August 28, 2017

How Medicaid, and its costs, grew in Nevada
Las Vegas Review Journal, August 28, 2017  

She eats out of dumpsters so she can afford long term care for her husband
Miami Herald, August 27, 2017

Community Health asks for extra millions for Medicaid
Georgia Health News, August 24, 2017

Patients in Virginia receive first new ALS drug available in 20 years, though access remains an issue for most
Richmond Times Dispatch, August 24, 2017

Congress revamps housing program to benefit areas where HIV is spreading”
Kaiser Health News, August 7, 2017

Counting on Medicaid to avoid life in a nursing home? That’s now up to Congress.”
Kaiser Health News, July 31, 2017

LTC providers: Senate vote to kill ‘skinny’ healthcare bill ‘the right move’ for residents
McKnight’s, July 28, 2017

Families allowed to join fight over community-based supports
Disability Scoop, July 28, 2017

How to get long term care at home without busting the bank
Kaiser Health News, July 27, 2017

These are the faces of people with pre-existing conditions. They’re terrified of the future
TIME, July 26, 2017

Medicaid is the backbone of health coverage
The Hill, July 25, 2017

Paralyzed patients in Florida fear losing health care at home
Tampa Bay Times, July 24, 2017

“Medicaid shows its political clout
Politico, 7.19.2017

CBO: Senate ‘repeal-replace’ plan would leave 22M more uninsured
Politico, July 20, 2017

CBO: 22 million would lose coverage under Senate Obamacare replacement
The Hill, July 20, 2017

Trump blindsided by implosion of GOP health care bill
Politico, July 18, 2017

Trump says he’ll let Obamacare fail
The Hill, July 18, 2017

How the Medicaid debate affects long term care insurance decisions
The New York Times, July 14, 2017

Nursing homes move into the insurance business
Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2017

Bipartisan group pushes caregivers tax credit”
The Hill, July 13, 2017

A bipartisan plan for modest, but important, long term care financing reform
Forbes, July 12, 2017

How to keep long term care from bankrupting us”
NextAvenue, July 12, 2017

Study: Cruz amendment could raise premiums for 1.5M with pre-existing conditions”
The Hill, July 11, 2017

Senate’s proposed Medicaid cuts could make long term care unaffordable
CNBC, July 10, 2017

Why disabled people are putting their bodies on the line to protest healthcare cuts
In These Times, July 10, 2017

As adults with developmental disabilities get older, state services will be tested
Vermont Public News, July 10, 2017

For many, Medicaid provides the only route to mental health care
NPR, July 9, 2017

Explaining Medicaid’s starring role in the US health debate
Bloomberg, June 27, 2017

Lawmakers push White House for action after HIV panel resignations
STAT, June 26, 2017

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter Obamacare
Associated Press, June 22, 2017

The wrong policy at the wrong time
LeadingAge and McKnight’s, June 19, 2017

Senators wrestle with transparency in health care debate
The Hill, June 18, 2017

Cerebral palsy didn’t stop this college junior. Obamacare repeal might
The Huffington Post, June 17, 2017

Enforcement focus remains on Long term care
McKnight’s, June 7, 2017

“‘Die-in’ held at Daines’ office protests planned GOP Medicaid cuts”
Missoulian, June 7, 2017

“‘My life is very full’: People with disabilities worry about GOP Medicaid cuts
Kaiser Health News, June 7, 2017

Disability advocates protest Medicaid cuts
Disability Scoop, June 7, 2017

The real 13 senators to watch on health care
Roll Call, June 6, 2017

Caring for a loved one? Care for yourself, too
Kaiser Health News, June 2, 2017

It’s time to recognize mental health as essential to physical health
Stat, May 31, 2017

Children’s disabilities inform McMorris Rodgers and Hassan
Roll Call, May 31, 2017

Americans are baffled by long term care financing, but want Medicare to pay for it
Forbes, May 30, 2017

More people want Medicare to cover long term care; less personal planning occurring, poll shows
McKnight’s, May 30, 2017

Divisions emerge in the Senate on pre-existing conditions”
The Hill, May 23, 2017

Congress may open the door to some Medicare long term care
Forbes, May 17, 2017

Group of 11 discuss bipartisan health care reform in Senate
Politico, May 15, 2017  

CBO to release score of GOP healthcare bill in two weeks
The Hill, May 10, 2017  

Bill aims to improve long term care in Louisiana
The Advertiser, May 1, 2017

Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward
Associated Press, April 27, 2017

Paying for long term services and supports via Medicare would improve outcomes, lower costs: report
McKnight’s, April 26, 2017

Business is booming for long term care partners
New Hampshire Union Leader, April 18, 2017

All Americans deserve quality health care
The Seattle Times, April 14, 2017

Republicans focusing on health bill changes as leaders seek support”
Morning Consult, March 17, 2017

Disabled fear Medicaid cuts will diminish their independence
The Pew Charitable Trusts, March 17, 2017

The long term care industry should be ashamed
McKnight’s, March 20, 2017

Say what? Fact-checking the chatter around the GOP health bill
Kaiser Health News, March 13, 2017

Healthcare bill faces steep climb in Senate
The Hill, March 7, 2017  

“‘Radical’ Medicaid changes could lead to LTC serviced cuts, LeadingAge and 99 other advocacy groups warn
McKnight’s, March 6, 2017

Committee approves Verma’s nomination to lead CMS
Axios, March 2, 2017

Public to pay: In biggest insurer failure ever, Pa. liquidates $4.6B LTC firm
Philly.com, March 2, 2017

Health law’s 10 essential benefits: A look at what’s at risk in GOP overhaul
Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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