Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Taking care of Medicare and Medicaid's dual-eligibles: A job for Super- , er, Ombudsman

Taking care of Medicare and Medicaid's dual-eligibles: A job for Super- , er, Ombudsman

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Giving long-term care stakeholders a reason to cheer, California recently requested a federal waiver to implement Cal MedConnect, a demonstration project meant to improve care coordination for people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Harkin to fiscal cliff negotiators: 'Keep your hands off Medicaid ... Medicare'

Harkin to fiscal cliff negotiators: 'Keep your hands off Medicaid ... Medicare'

At financial discussions heat up about cuts needed to reduce the federal deficit, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) called Medicaid a "lifeline" and told fellow legislators to "Keep your hands off Medicaid, and keep your hands of Medicare."

CMS should downsize demonstration programs for dual eligibles, senator says

CMS should downsize demonstration programs for dual eligibles, senator says

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Large demonstration programs meant to coordinate the care of dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries could limit access to care and require more thorough testing, critics said this week.

Republicans lobby for CLASS repeal; aging groups push back

Republicans lobby for CLASS repeal; aging groups push back

Senate Republicans are continuing to push for repeal of the CLASS Act.