The federal government can grant “waivers” to states allowing them to expand Medicaid to include home and community-based services. The downside is that states can limit home care and the wait can be long.
If you are experiencing problems with your nursing home that can’t be resolved within the nursing home, your next step is to contact the local ombudsman assigned to the nursing home.
The Senate Democrats’ proposal for a $3.5 trillion spending plan includes expanding Medicare to provide dental, vision, and hearing benefits. The proposal is now being negotiated in Congress.
Tucked into the federal spending bill that passed at the end of December 2020 are some changes aimed at simplifying Medicare enrollment and addressing coverage gaps. But Congress chose not to deal with the biggest problem.
The revisions to the Sanction Guidelines come after both FINRA and the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) reviewed the current guidelines and expressed concerns over potential undue influence exercised over senior investors or those investors who may not be able to protect their own interests.
The Social Security Administration announced last month that the cost-of-living adjustment for retirees receiving Social Security benefits would increase by only 1.3 percent in 2021, the second year in which adjustments had been lower than the year before.