4 Agenda Items Missing From Monday’s White House Conference on Aging

When presidents call Americans together to talk about aging, major change is possible. The first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 played a midwife’s role in the birth of Medicare; the 1971 conference led to creation of the automatic cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security, which has been in place since 1975. This year’s conference, […]

The Case Against Florida’s Proposed Managed Long-Term Care Experiment

The Florida Legislature’s 2011 Medicaid reform law is designed to move the entire Medicaid population into managed care organizations (MCO) beginning with elderly and disabled in 2013.  The state must receive waiver approval from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).  The rationale for this qualitative shift in Medicaid policy is that it will […]

Leadership Council of Aging Organizations Letter to CMS

We, the undersigned members of the nonpartisan Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), write to express our concerns regarding Florida’s 1915(b) and 1915(c) waiver request that would create a mandatory program for the delivery of long-term services and supports in Medicaid through private proprietary health plans. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) submitted […]