Recently there has been a groundswell of media, academic, and pundit attention on the issue of senior poverty. From the New York Times, the The “Times are Changing: Needs of Low-Income Seniors in the Spotlight”
Wall Street Journal: New Health Programs for Elderly Poor Make Rocky Start (12/23/2015) This article focuses on the low enrollment numbers in states that have “New Health Programs for Elderly Poor Make Rocky Start”
The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period runs October 15 through December 7 2015. Advocates serving low-income individuals-even if you do not normally work on Medicare “The Medicare Open Enrollment Period and Low-Income Individuals”
New York Times: Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law (7/17/2015) Justice in Aging Attorney Eric Carlson serves as legal expert for this “Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law”
Imagine being out and proud all of your adult life and then moving into a long-term care facility and having to go back into the closet because you don’t feel safe coming out to staff and other residents. Imagine being dismissed and disrespected when you advocate strongly for the rights of your same-sex companion while she’s being cared for in a nursing home. Imagine feeling like you have to endure homophobic comments from a personal care worker assigned to you because you’re afraid of how he’ll treat you if you speak up.
We at Justice in Aging are thrilled that the Supreme Court has ruled to extend marriage rights to all same sex couples across the nation. “Celebrating Marriage Equality for Older LGBT Couples”
We are pleased that the Supreme Court decided to protect the current and future health insurance of millions of Americans in today’s King v. Burwell decision. Three years after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, we are grateful the court once again dismissed this latest ill-advised attempt to undermine the law, by protecting health coverage for 6.4 million enrollees, who will retain access to tax credit subsidies that make coverage possible.
Here at Justice in Aging, our weekend Orange is the New Black binges sometimes become the subject of Monday morning water cooler conversations. The show “Orange is the New Black Misses the Point on SSI”
For the past two years, Justice in Aging has provided ongoing assistance to advocates in Florida, Kansas and New Jersey as their states have implemented “Advocating for Improved Consumer Protections in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports”
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:00-3:00 PM EDT Person-centered planning is now almost universally understood as a necessary component of an effective delivery system for “WEBINAR: How New CMS Person-Centered Care Planning Rules Apply to Medicaid Delivered LTSS”