Tag Archive: Medicaid

Elderlaw & Disability Conference

On friday march 4 I attended the ninth annual elder law & disability conference. Lots of good info on medicaid, healthcare, and other important topics.

Texas considers withdrawal from Medicaid

In an effort to bridge a $25 billion budget deficit, some Texas lawmakers propose dropping out of the Medicaid program, which is jointly funded by states and the federal government.  But not everyone thinks this is the best idea.  “Because of the substantial amount of matching money that comes from the federal government,” Mr. Zerwas…

Elderlaw & disability conference

Am attending the State Bar of Michigan’s Elder Law & Disability conference at Crystal Mountain, Michigan today through Friday.

Doctors Threaten to Pull Out of Texas Medicaid

Because Medicaid is dually funded between each individual state and the Federal government (unlike Medicare, which is fully funded by the Federal government), every state has varying rules governing Medicaid.  A state can choose to cut the Medicaid budget to save costs.  Doing so looks good for the state’s bottom line, but it hurts those…

Michigan: Expect 600k New Medicaid Enrollees Under New Law

It sounds apocalyptic, but according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the state would actually save money because Medicaid receives federal funding.  The applicable portion of the new healthcare bill goes into effect in 2014. Full article here. Tweet

Consumers Guide To Health Reform – Kaiser Health News

The link goes to the Kaiser website that lists comprehensive information on the health care reform. http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2010/March/22/consumers-guide-health-reform.aspx

Organized Crime Involved in on Healthcare

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122645717&ft=1&f=1001

My Latest Article Published

My latest article, “A Primer on Medicare and Medicaid,” was just published in the Cosozo Living magazine.  The article can be found at the following link: http://www.cosozo.com/newsletter_pages/2009/september_09/02_a_primer_on_medicare_and_medicaid.php

New Government Disability Web Page Launched

The U.S. Department of Labor this week launched Disability.gov, a redesigned federal Web site that connects the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities to thousands of trusted resources on disability-related issues, programs and services. Formerly known as DisabilityInfo.gov, the site has been completely redesigned and updated with new social media tools, such as a…

AARP Community Conversations Around Lansing

** I attended the first meeting last night at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.  It was very informative and we all participated in discussions ranging from Michigan’s ong0ing budget crisis to healthcare reform.  I urge everyone to attend the next two meetings!** Please help distribute the attached flyer to all Lansing area colleagues…

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