(6/16/11) A Policy Issue Brief entitled Medicaid Block Grants: Attacking the Safety Net for Low-income Older Adults got the attention of the White House and Democratic members of Congress. In the brief, NSCLC includes eight ways that block granting of Medicaid could hurt low-income older adults and shows how states in that past have had to be forced, in some cases, to obey federal rules governing the program. Experience has made it clear that if Medicaid is converted to a block grant, states will serve fewer people by restricting access and benefits. The health security of millions of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens is at substantial risk if the Medicaid program is changed in this way.
In The News
NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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