Eldercare Voices: Understanding the Unique Health Needs and Vulnerabilities of LGBT Older Adults

David Griffith Why should providers in the medical and social services spheres care about the sexual orientations and gender identities of the older adults they serve? Despite the progress we’ve seen around LGBT acceptance over the past several years, many...

Republican Health Care Plan Would Leave Many American Veterans with Few Options for Care

As Congress heads home for its July 4 recess, the Republican Senate leadership remains determined to press toward a July vote on a bill that would eviscerate Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite assurances to the contrary,...

GOP Health Care Bill is a Step Backwards on the Path to Better Care

Take a moment to imagine that someone you love, maybe an aging parent or grandparent, was just released from the hospital after an illness. What kind of care would you want them to receive? Would you want them to be...

Senate Repeal Bill Leaves Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Behind

The Senate yesterday delayed its plan to vote on its health care repeal bill, also known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the bill and projected...

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: What’s Lurking Beyond the Horizon of the CBO Score

By now, you’ve already seen the key takeaways from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Senate repeal bill. But what you might not know is that the CBO score hides the most devastating of the Senate bill’s effects.

The Takeaway: What to Watch For As the Senate Stampedes Toward a Health Care Vote

Numerous news outlets have confirmed that the Senate is planning to hold its floor vote on ACA repeal and Medicaid restructuring next week, before adjourning for the July 4 recess week, without the benefit of any public process. Although many...

The Need for Intersectionality in Promoting LGBT Immigrant Health Equity

While LGBT Pride celebrations are in full force, LGBT people continue to remain deeply concerned about federal attempts to curtail health access, equal rights and non-discrimination protections that are moving forward on many different fronts.

Eldercare Voices: The Assault on Medicaid Funding Puts Long-Term Services and Supports of Millions at Risk

Katie Smith Sloan At age 76, Lena Jones (not her real name) came to Tabitha Village, a HUD-subsidized independent living community in Lincoln, Nebraska. After her husband passed away, she was able to live independently. But over several years, Lena’s...

The Takeaway: What's the Deal in the Senate?

Don't expect to see the bill in advance.