Barbara Manard

LeadingAge: Tough times ahead for long-term care providers

LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix openly acknowledged Wednesday afternoon that the next two years could be tense and difficult for long-term care providers. He was just one of a handful of experts painting a grave outlook.

Despite Republican takeover in House, healthcare reform repeal unlikely, AAHSA experts say

Despite Republican takeover in House, healthcare reform repeal unlikely, AAHSA experts say

Although the full impact of Tuesday's dramatic election results will take some time to grasp, providers should not fear a repeal of the new health reform law any time soon. Experts pointed this out Wednesday during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

CBO: CLASS Act could eventually contribute to deficit

CBO: CLASS Act could eventually contribute to deficit

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, which appears in House and Senate healthcare reform legislation, could wind up adding tens of billions of dollars to the federal deficit, according to a Nov. 25 analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.

CLASS Act math

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If you are confused about the financial implications of the highly publicized CLASS Act, you are not alone. If it's supposed to be solvent and actuarially sound over the long term, why is the program at some point expected to increase the deficit?

CLASS Act on the move

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The House's passage of the CLASS Act clearly has offered momentum for the disability insurance program. Leaders of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging are convinced there is no stopping it now.

CLASS Act would not increase federal deficit, AAHSA's Manard asserts

CLASS Act would not increase federal deficit, AAHSA's Manard asserts

Barbara Manard, vice president of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Wednesday countered criticism that the CLASS Act would contribute to the federal deficit.