Tag Archives: Health Care Reform

Can Reality Match Rhetoric? Person-Centered Planning in Managed LTSS

In this September 2014 Policy Issue Brief, NSCLC shares what states are doing to ensure person-centered planning is included in managed care contracts.

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Call to Advocates: Help Strengthen Medicare Part C and D

CMS recently shared proposed regulations for the Medicare prescription drug program (Part D) and the Medicare managed care program (Part C) for public comment.  Several of the proposals represent important steps in improving the program and protecting beneficiaries.  They include …

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Health Network Alert: MAGI Medicaid and Estate Recovery: CMS Issues State Medicaid Director Letter

(2/27/2014) In a letter to State Medicaid Directors, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) addressed questions on the application of estate recovery rules to MAGI Medicaid individuals who are eligible for LTSS. The agency noted the chilling effect …

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Health Network Alert: NSCLC Calls for Stronger California Rules Governing Assisted Living

(2/27/2014) A number of troubling incidents that have been chronicled in the media the past few years have forced a re-examination of the regulation of California’s assisted living facilities, a popular option for seniors who do not require skilled nursing …

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In Defense of Don Verrilli: Why the Solicitor General Actually Did a Great Job Defending Obamacare

In this blog for the New Republic, Simon Lazarus defends the Solicitor’s defense of the Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court. Read the blog and comment.

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Hertz or Avis? Progressives’ Quest to Reclaim the Constitution and the Courts

In this Ohio State Law Journal article, Simon Lazarus details the challenges posed by the “increasingly reactionary and radical conservative agenda” in relation to the role of the Constitution and the courts.

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Hand Wringing on Health Care

SLATE (1/9/2012). By Simon Lazarus. Hand Wringing on Health Care.  Republican appointees have concluded that upholding the ACA mandate is compelled by the text of the Commerce Clause and Supreme Court precedent, that it is no more “coercive” than other measures, … Continue reading

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The Medicaid Ambush

SLATE,  The Medicaid Ambush (11/14/11) The Supreme Court’s unexpected and astounding reasons for wanting to hear a challenge to Obamacare.  By Simon Lazarus and Dahlia Lithwick. The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, … Continue reading

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Comments on Medicaid Program: Eligibility Changes under the Affordable Care Act

In comments made to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NSCLC makes several recommendations related to how states comply with screening requirements of Medicare Part D’s low-income subsidy and several other sections.

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Threats to Seniors Well-Being

(July 2011) Just because President Obama signed the debt ceiling deal into law, low-income older Americans have no reason to celebrate. Several of the cuts that were threatened for the Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs … Continue reading

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