Health Disparities

We currently seek, both in California and nationally, to decrease health disparities among multicultural, low-income older adults through implementation of Affordable Care Act provisions that relate to language access, data collection and other disparities. We also have worked with those representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults on issues related to long term services and supports.

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  • CMS Releases More Windsor Guidance on Medicaid
    July 2014 -- One-year after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in United States v. Windsor, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to release guidance on same-sex marriages and Medicare and Medicaid. CMS recently issued a l...


  • NSCLC Seeks Ombudsman Program Improvements
    The Administration on Aging recently sought comments on a proposed rule on state long-term care ombudsman programs, NSCLC joined in submitting comments with the Family Equality Council, FORGE, Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equa...


  • Advocates Look to NSCLC for How DOMA Impacts Benefits Programs
    In an August 20, 2013 webinar attended by some 500 advocates from across the country, The Demise of DOMA: The Impact on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for Same Sex Couples, Directing Attorneys Gerald McIntyre and Georgia Burke explained what is...


  • Kentucky Nonprofit Funds Training to Help LGBT Older Adults
    According to a story in the Lexington Herald Leader, JustFundKy gave a $5,000 grant to the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass to revise its patient bill of rights and train its staff to be more in tune with issues that gay residents encount...


  • Issue Brief: CMS Issues Guidance on Medicaid Rules for Same Sex Partners
    (7/7/11) CMS has issued a letter to state Medicaid directors entitled "Same Sex Partners and Medicaid Liens, Transfer of Assets, and Estate Recovery." The letter identifies strategies states may employ to broaden the federal law's narrow application of...


  • Webinar Series: LGBT Older Adults in Long Term Care Facilities
    In this May 10, 2011 Webinar, NSCLC's Eric Carlson and Daniel Redman of the National Lesbian Rights Center summarized the report and reflected on legal implications of comments made by respondents to a survey. Download the presentation in pdf format.


  • LGBT Report Subject of Meeting with HHS Officials
    NSCLC’s LGBT Older Adults in Long Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field report was the subject of a meeting attended by Executive Director Paul Nathanson and Staff Attorney Gene Coffey with U.S. Administration on Aging and HHS officials as w...


  • LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field
    (2011) Our ground-breaking report-LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field-utilizes survey results for the first-ever glimpse into issues faced by LGBT older adults in long-term care facilities. View video stories and com...