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NainalSnirCiiznsLawCnr2013ANNuALRePoRtWWW.NSCLC.oRG4HalhCarWebelievethatpoorseniorsacrossthecountryareentitledtoqualityhealthcareandlongtermservicesandsupports.Alltoooftenlargebureaucraticprogramslosesightofwhotheyaretryingtohelp.PartoftheAffordableCareActencouragesstatestodevelopnewprogramsthatwouldredesignthehealthcaresystemformorethanonemilliondualeligiblespeoplewhohavebothMedicareandMedicaid.Dualeligibleswhotendtobeverypoorandhavehighhealthcareneedsareconcernedthistransitionwilljeopardizetheiraccesstoqualityhealthcareandlongtermservicesandsupports.In2013weworkedwithadvocatesinthestatesbelowtoprotecttherightsoflow-incomeolderadultsandpersonswithdisabilitieswhohavebothMedicareandMedicaiddualeligiblesasstatesplanneddemonstrationprogramsthatwouldmovethemintoprivatemanagedcareplans.Withoutsomeonetoadvocateontheirbehalfdualeligiblesespeciallytheveryoldrisklifethreateningsituationssuchasnotgettingneededtreatmentbeingunabletoappealabaddecisionorlosingaccesstoatrusteddoctor.FortunatelyNSCLCistheretomakesurethatthesenewprogramsaredesignedandimplementedwithlow-incomeseniorsinmind.Theelderlypoorhavearighttolivewithdignityandgrace.Theydeservethesecurityofknowingthattheirhealthcareneedswillbemetandthattheycanstayindependentaslongaspossible.MemorandumofUnderstandingMOUpending.Proposalwithdrawn.SignedMOU.Notseekingdemonstration.Thesestatesarenotseekingtododemonstrationprojects.