New Medicaid Rule Expected To Lower Wait Times For Home-Based Care, Raise Caregiver Wages

Caregivers for older adults and people with disabilities could see a bump in their wages in the coming years, thanks to a forthcoming rule by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The new rule brings sweeping changes to a bevy of Medicaid programs throughout the country, including fee-for-service and managed care delivery systems. One ...

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‘Breaking a Promise’: California Deficit Could Halt Raises for Disability Workers

Families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities say Gov. Gavin Newsom is reneging on a scheduled raise for the workers who care for their loved ones, and advocates warn of potential lawsuits if disability services become harder to get. Citing California’s budget deficit, the Democratic governor wants to save around $613 million in state funds by ...

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Medicare And Social Security Go-Broke Dates Are Pushed Back In A ‘Measure Of Good News’

The go-broke dates for Medicare and Social Security have been pushed back as an improving economy has contributed to changed projected depletion dates, according to the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees report Monday. Still, officials warn that policy changes are needed lest the programs become unable to pay full benefits to retiring Americans. Medicare’s go-broke date ...

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Can Yogurt Reduce The Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes?

Sharp-eyed grocery shoppers may notice new labels in the dairy aisle touting yogurt as way to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. That’s because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently said it’s OK for producers of yogurt to make that claim — even though the agency acknowledged that it’s based on limited evidence. ...

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DOL Reverses Trump-Era ‘Multiple Employer’ Association Health Plan Rule

The 2018 rule sought to expand opportunities for smaller employers to join together to serve as the sponsor of a single, multiemployer health plan but was never implemented after a court ruling blocked it.

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Biden Administration Expands Healthcare Coverage for DACA Recipients

The Biden administration on Friday finalized a rule that would expand healthcare coverage for immigrants who came to the US as children and are shielded from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as Daca. Under the new rule, recipients of the Obama-era Daca program would be newly eligible to access healthcare coverage through ...

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