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n4a Answers on Health Care Reform

n4a advocates for the role of AAAs/Title IV programs in the roll-out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here are excellent resources on ACA for all levels of interest. Consumer-friendly materials are noted with an Icon for Consumer Friendly Materials.

  • From n4a

    Learn what n4a is up to on HCR implementation.

  • Overviews

    General or comprehensive summaries of HCR.

  • Medicare

    Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Part D, Medicare Savings Programs

  • LTSS

    Long-term services and supports, also known as long-term care. CLASS Act, Medicaid LTSS

  • Other

    Prevention and Wellness, Dual Eligibles, Early Retirees, Elder Justice, Care Coordination

  • Latest News

    Additional Resources & Portals

From n4a

President’s June 8 TeleTown Hall, Co-Sponsored by n4a
n4a Applauds Expanded Anti-Fraud Efforts
June 3 Memo to Field on AoA MegaGrant (includes ACA funding)
March 22 Legislative Update / Summary of select n4a-supported provisions
n4a Applauds Passage of HCR

Overviews

HHS WebChat on HCR & Seniors (video)
Overall Summary (Kaiser Family Foundation)
Summary of the New Health Reform Law (Families USA)

How the New Health Care Law Benefits You (AARP)

Straight Talk for Seniors Fact Sheet (National Council on Aging)

Timeline of When Changes Come About (AARP)

How Family Caregivers Will Benefit (Caring.com)

NEW: Employer Issues (Alliance for Health Reform)

Medicare

Timeline of Implementation (Medicare Rights Center)

CMS’s Brochure on Medicare & HCR

(Same brochure in Spanish)

Q&A (Medicare Rights Center)

Part D & Medicare Advantage
Changes to MA and Rx Plans (Center for Medicare Advocacy)
Closing the Doughnut Hole (Medicare Rights Center)

The $250 Doughnut Hole Rebate (AARP)

MA and HCR: What Does it Mean to You? (Health Assistance Partnership)

Fact Sheet on Medicare Advantage (Leadership Council of Aging Organizations)

LTSS

LTSS = Long-term services and supports, also known as long-term care.

NEW How the ACA Can Help Advance LTSS (AARP in Health Affairs)

Implementing ACA Medicaid HCBS Options (National Academy for State Health Policy)

LTSS and Chronic Care Coordination (National Academy for State Health Policy)

The CLASS Act
Major Legislative Provisions (National Health Policy Forum)

Q&A on CLASS (Ctr. on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Short Summary of CLASS (Families USA)

Helping You Pay for Long-Term Care (AARP)

Medicaid LTSS
Report on Medicaid LTSS Provisions in HCR (National Senior Citizens Law Center)

Summary of Provisions Supporting the Continuum of Care (The SCAN Foundation)

Community First Choice Option At-A-Glance (Natl. Ctr. for Participant-Directed Services)

Other

American Indians: IHS in the ACA (Families USA)

Prevention and Wellness

Improvements to Medicare’s Preventive Services (AARP)

2010 Annual Status Report, National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council

Improvement to Preventive and Wellness Benefits (AARP)

Dual Eligibles

Dual Eligibles and Coverage Expansions (National Senior Citizens Law Center)

Early Retirees

Improvements for 50-64 Year Olds (National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare)

What it Means for People Ages 50-64 (AARP)

Elder Justice

NEW: EJA Paper (Carol O’Shaughnessy, NPHF)

Summary of Elder Justice Act (Elder Justice Coalition)

Nursing Home Transparency Provisions (NCCNHR: The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care)

HCR and Long-Term Care Facilities (National Senior Citizens Law Center)

What it Means for Nursing Home Care (AARP)

Care Coordination

LTSS and Chronic Care Coordination (National Academy for State Health Policy)

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