Florida has managed this slice of Medicaid well

Health care for the poor consumes a big chunk of the state budget. Managed care companies promise less waste and fraud — an understandable concept when providers falsify bills and parents use emergency rooms to treat sniffling children. “Medicaid is irretrievably broken and we need to start over,” says state Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, who […]

70 cents on the dollar is no bargain for Florida taxpayers

It’s been a tragic waste of money and lives.As the managed care lobby portrayed it, the Nursing Home Diversion program sounded like a great bargain: Give us Florida’s frail, older people who are candidates for a nursing home. Pay us less than the nursing home rate and we will care for them in assisted living […]

Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Americans: Risks and Financing

Long-term care services and supports (LTSS) includes a range of services and supports individuals may need to meet their health or personal needs over a long period of time.1 Most LTSS is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called “Activities of Daily Living” (or ADLs) which […]