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Health Care Reform

Dual Eligible Demonstrations - An Update for Advocates
Source: NSCLC
Content Type: Website
Health care reform brought with it demonstration projects on improving care and coordination for persons covered by both Medicare and Medicaid. This website has materials and a recorded webinar on the status of the these demonstration projects.

ACA Requires States to Accept Telephonic Signatures starting in 201
Source: Benefits Data Trust / Enroll American
Content Type: PDF
Scammers are taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act call consumers, in attempts to gather personal information, resulting in identity theft.

FTC Warns of Scams Targeting Health Care Reform
Source: Federal Trade Commission
Content Type: PDF
PDF The Affordable Care Act (ACA) envisions a single, streamlined, electronic application and verification process for health coverage that remedies many of the challenges and inefficiencies that exist in today's public benefits system. The law also ensures that individuals and families can obtain coverage in multiple ways by requiring states to accept applications online, in person, by mail, and by telephone.1 This policy brief focuses on the critical role that telephonic signatures, or "spoken signatures," can play in the success of each state's telephone application process.

What does moving forward with implementation of health care reform mean to older Americans?
Source: NSCLC
Content Type: pdf
Detailed list of the improvements in Medicare and Medicaid as a result of health care reform implementation.

Health Reform in Action
Source: The White House
Content Type: Webpage
The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. The Act's main priorities are to lower health care costs, guarantee more choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans.

CMS sends Medicare beneficiaries information on new affordable care act
Source: CMS
Content Type: Web site
This is the official CMS press release describing the consumer mailing on the immediate impact of health care reform on Medicare.

How the New Health Care Law Benefits You
Source: AARP
Content type: pdf
Consumer brochure on the impact of heath care reform, focussed on persons age 50 and over.

Get The Facts: AARP on Health Care Reform
Source: AARP
Content Type: Website
Site contains AARP fact sheets and issue breifs relating to health care reform.

Long Term Care and the CLASS Act 
part 1
Part 2
Source: New York Times
Content Type: News Article
Description of the Class act plan for long term care financing included in 2010 health care reform law

Health Care Reform & Low Income Older Adults: An Overview
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: Issue brief pdf
This issue brief provides a summary of provisions of the new law that impact low-income older adults. The brief is divided into four sections: Long-Term Services and Supports, Dual Eligibles, Long-Term Care Facilities, and Coverage Expansion.

The Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports Provisions in the Health Care Reform Law
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: Issue brief pdf
Examination of possible changes in Medicaid spending on community based long term care services and supports.

Health Care Reform, Dual Eligibles & Coverage Expansion
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: Issue Brief pdf
This issue brief provides an analysis of changes the new law makes to Medicaid and Medicare that impact low income individuals in particular. There is also a brief discussion of the coverage expansion and its potential impact on low income older adults.

Health Care Reform & Long-Term Care Facilities
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: Issue brief pdf
This issue brief provides an in-depth analysis of provisions that impact long-term care facilities. The provisions fall into three broad categories: information disclosure and quality of care; enforcement and staff employment and training.

HealthReform
Source: US Department of Health and Human Services
Content Type: Web site
Detailed and timely information on the implementation of Health Care Reform.

Top Ten Things to Know About Health Care Reform
Source: National Partnership for Women and Families
Content Type: PDF Document
A description of ten key elements of health care reform that will improve health care delivery.