A letter to the Editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

I was dismayed to read the recent Journal-Sentinel article on Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to dismantle the highly successful Wisconsin Family Care (WFC).  I have studied long term care and health care services for older and disabled younger adults for close to 35 years.  I can say without qualification that the WFC program is one […]

Report on Medicaid Home Care Reductions in New York

A detailed report by a coalition of more than 100 nonprofit groups found that since January 2015, Senior Health Partners of Healthfirst and at least two other companies have been systematically cutting the hours of home care to their disabled clients, typically without proper notice or legal justification. – The New York Times Read the […]

Horizons working through Medicaid Meals on Wheels mishap

A Cedar Rapids-based not-for-profit is working through April billing issues after the Medicaid transition has left its Meals on Wheels program on uneven ground. The state handed over its $5 billion Medicaid program with more than 560,000 enrollees and 29,000 providers to three private insurance companies April 1. Horizons offers transportation, nutritional and mental health […]

Mangling North Carolina’s model Medicaid system

North Carolina’s Medicaid reform proposal ignores some highly pertinent facts and is not in the best interest of our state. The plan as presented to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeks approval for dividing the state into three regions, with each having a for-profit managed care organization to compete with local provider-led entities. […]