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Health Care Funding Resources

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public on health care reform, health care insurance, medicaid and long-term care funding.

2/3/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Long Term Care Insurance Education, Reports
While there’s no single solution to address the growing appetite for affordable long-term services and supports that would be politically or financial...
2/3/2016
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Medicare, Reports
The Congressional Budget Office recently released projections showing Medicare enrollment is expected to grow by more than 30 percent within the next ...
1/26/2016
Earlier claiming of Social Security benefits by men and women has detrimental effects on widowed seniors, particularly.
1/20/2016
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Only about half of full-time private sector workers, or about 49 percent, participate in a workplace retirement plan and about 58 percent have access ...
12/2/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicare, Medication Technology & Informatics
Expenditures for new drugs were concentrated among just a few drugs and most were costly for Medicare beneficiaries, shows a new Government Accountabi...
11/23/2015
Hispanic older adults face challenges including access to retirement planning, long-term services and supports, healthcare and medication benefits and...
11/17/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has unveiled an interactive, online tool designed to aid consumers in deciding when to claim Social Security ...
11/17/2015
Consumer Funding Resources, Consumer Intelligence, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid, Medicaid
Although there is no ideal solution, more Americans would have a greater incentive to purchase long-term care plans if those plans were changed and th...
11/12/2015
Social Security has been a remarkably successful program in reducing poverty for older adults, but this achievement will be challenged by its long-ter...
11/12/2015
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Medicare
It’s Medicare open enrollment season through December 7 allowing Medicare recipients to comparison shop and change plans, but it’s also a time when sc...
11/4/2015
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is asking for feedback on a proposal to revise the discharge planning requirements that hospitals, incl...
10/28/2015
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medicaid
Criminal enterprises are a pervasive problem in fraud schemes involving home health, durable medical equipment, prescription drugs, transportation and...
10/20/2015
Health and Wellness, Medicare, Medication Management
Consumers can expect to see changes in Medicare prescription drug plans (PDP), according to new analysis released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and ...
10/20/2015
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Federal Agency Activity, Medicaid
Argentum has filed comments opposing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed regulations that would revise the requirements for long ter...
10/13/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, cheatsheet, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education
ALFA sent a letter last week to the Veterans Benefits Administration regarding proposed annual reporting requirements for veterans and surviving spous...
10/6/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has expressed concern about widespread servicing failures reported by student loan borrowers, which also can ...
9/3/2015
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released 2014 quality and financial performance results for Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, sayi...
9/1/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Need to Know, Reports
New survey data from A Place for Mom and The Mutual Fund Store reinforces popular opinion that Americans remain woefully uninformed about retirement a...
8/5/2015
The Social Security Board of Trustees announced that Social Security’s asset reserves are projected to become depleted in 2034, one year later than pr...
7/29/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Medicare
Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2030, according to a new Medicare Trustees report. This remains largely unchanged ...
7/21/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Medicare
The White House has launched Aging.gov, an online resource designed for older adults, their families, friends and other caregivers to find government-...
7/15/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Most Americans age 40 and older do not feel prepared for planning or financing long-term care for themselves or a loved one, according to a new poll f...
7/15/2015
Consumer Funding Resources, Hearings, Medicaid
A bipartisan group of senators who sit on the Senate Special Committee on Aging have asked the General Accountability Office to prepare a report on th...
6/26/2015
A landmark national summit on Affordable Assisted Living was held last week in Rosemont, Illinois. The summit, which was spearheaded by assisted livi...
5/20/2015
The White House Conference on Aging has released a retirement security policy brief focusing on issues related to Social Security, increasing retireme...
4/28/2015
Social Security announced a new strategic plan, Vision 2025. The vision is designed to serve as a guide for the agency and show how it will accomplish...
4/28/2015
The average American is now spending about 20 years in retirement, noted Consumer Finance Protection Board Director Richard Cordray in remarks at a Wh...
4/21/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Genworth Financial has released its long-term care 2015 Cost of Care survey, revealing that the median cost of living in a private room in an assisted...
4/15/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently revised rules relating to hospice care patients who are Medicare beneficiaries. Upon electing hospice c...
4/2/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Board has issued a consumer advisory listing three pension traps to avoid. Many retirees depend on a pension to c...