Navigation Links
ALFA Aims to Provide Relief to Seniors
Date:3/13/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An ALFA initiative to eliminate the prescription drug expense paid by poor seniors who live in assisted living communities was filed today on Capitol Hill.

Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-25th TX) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-21st FL) and twelve other House members are sponsoring HR 5604, the Medicare Part D Home and Community Services Copayment Equity Act of 2008. This bipartisan measure corrects an apparent oversight in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program by exempting drug co-payments for residents in assisted living and other home and community-based settings who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. The measure treats these so-called dual-eligible recipients the same as Medicaid recipients in nursing homes.

"Seniors should not be punished for living independently," said Rep. Doggett. "The high cost of medicine should not force seniors into expensive institutional care. This bill treats all seniors equally, regardless of where they live."

"It is simply wrong that any Medicaid recipient pay a financial penalty for living in an assisted living community," said Richard Grimes, ALFA's president. "We are grateful Members of Congress from both political parties recognize this inequity and are taking steps to correct it."

The legislation will provide financial relief to one million seniors, including 125,000 residents of assisted living communities, and cost an estimated $171 million annually.

Prescription drug co-payments range from $1 to $5 for each prescription. The typical assisted living resident takes eight to 10 different prescription drugs per month, the same as residents of nursing homes. This legal oversight created hardship for Medicaid recipients whose personal needs allowance is limited to about $55 per month for items, such as clothing, shoes and personal hygiene items. Assisted living providers have been using their own funds to subsidize these affect
'/>"/>

SOURCE Assisted Living Federation of America
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New research provides dynamic visualization of simplest circadian clock
2. Project Concern International Receives a US$1 Million Grant From the Starbucks Foundations Ethos Water Fund to Provide Safe Water and Sanitation Services in Tanzania
3. Providence Service Corporation Announces Intent to File a Common Stock Shelf Registration Statement
4. Providence Service Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Revenue and Earnings Above Forecast; Issues First Quarter 2008 Guidance
5. Cadence Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results and Provides Corporate and Clinical Program Overview
6. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Reports 2007 Financial Results and Provides Business Update
7. Chef LaLa to Provide Healthy Menu Makeovers
8. JAMA Article Provides False Support for CDCs Do-Nothing Position on MRSA
9. New Human Services Website Details Economic Importance of Providers, Warns of Looming Crisis if System is Not Fixed Immediately
10. Health Plan and Preferred Provider Network Communities Issue Joint Statement on Passage of Healthcare Simplification Act
11. 1,000 Mental Health Professionals Join National Network to Provide Free Counseling to Returning Veterans and their Families
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts ... infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In ... simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased. , ... need urinary catheters in the first place and ... catheters that have not been removed within a ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans know little about how Ebola ... an outbreak in the United States, a new survey shows. ... that there will be a major Ebola outbreak in the ... immediate family member will get sick with the deadly virus ... of Public Health poll. However, those opinions don,t match ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Millennium Treatment Group, ... Lantana, FL, recently launched a new website. Patients, ... information can now find Millennium Treatment Group at ... went live at the beginning of July. Everything ... can be found on the website. There’s an ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... that teaches readers how they can use natural methods ... for years has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, ... only a condition that affects the skin, it can ... suffer from it,” reports Michaels. “The intense itching and ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... protein 11 (BIM) deletion in advanced non-small cell ... free survival (PFS) in epidermal growth factor receptor ... Asian patients. Also, BIM deletion independently predicts overall ... BIM protein can activate the programmed cell death ... BIM deletion has been detected in 12.8% of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Penn study: Electronic alerts significantly reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections 2Health News:Penn study: Electronic alerts significantly reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections 3Health News:Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey 2Health News:Millennium Treatment Group Has a New Website 2Health News:Beat Eczema: Review Exposes Susan Clark’s Guide to Curing Eczema Naturally 2Health News:Deletion predicts survival in advanced non-small cell lung cancer 2
... maltreatment is associated with reductions in quality of life even ... that finds thaton averagevictims lose at least two years of ... professor Phaedra Corso and her colleagues at the Centers for ... people to assess the deficits in quality of life that ...
... Legendary music producer,and entertainment icon Quincy ... catastrophic earthquake that struck China and the ... recorded several public services,announcements for the American ... the,media ( http://www.redcross.org/QuincyJonesPSA )., (Photo: ...
... molecules fabricated in the laboratory have been shown to ... diabetes in animal models. The results of these studies ... Rangos Sr. Research Center at Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh ... research study at Childrens Hospital, the scientists injected the ...
... N.C., May 28 Best Practices, LLC launched,this ... help,companies build more effective communication practices in the ... leading,pharmaceutical companies and interviews with district managers and ... on internal communication -- Percentage of time ...
... Sullivan was a born engineer. As a youngster, she ... with Tinker Toys. , Today, Sullivan, an assistant professor ... Merck Faculty Fellow, is applying her knowledge and talents ... materials for delivering healing drugs and gene therapies to ...
... PBM Holdings, Inc., a global,supplier of infant ... affiliate company, PBM (Guangzhou) Nutritionals Co., Ltd., has,donated ... PBM is,partnering with the Shanghai Bureau of Civil ... the Red Cross Society of China, to distribute ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study: Child maltreatment victims lose 2 years of quality of life 2Health News:Study: Child maltreatment victims lose 2 years of quality of life 3Health News:Quincy Jones Lends Time and Talent to Support Red Cross Relief Efforts In China and Myanmar 2Health News:New vaccine approach prevents/reverses diabetes in lab study at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 2Health News:New vaccine approach prevents/reverses diabetes in lab study at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 3Health News:Research Study Shows That Pharmaceutical Field Sales Reps' Productivity Inhibited by Unnecessary Internal Communication 2Health News:Sullivan wins NSF Career Award for research on therapeutic drug carriers 2Health News:Sullivan wins NSF Career Award for research on therapeutic drug carriers 3Health News:PBM Companies Partner with the Red Cross to Donate Infant Formula to China Earthquake Victims 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... MC Medical, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation (MCM), ... OH medical device company, have formally agreed to ... visualization system in Japan . It is ... Japan in the latter half of 2015. ... product portfolio in endoscopic surgery market in Japan ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... , Cali ., Aug. 22, 2014 ... Papillomavirus Conference shows that a therapy being developed by Hera ... two that cause 70 percent of all cervical cancer. ... blocked the replication of HPV-16, HPV-18 and HPV-11 cells, according ... Broker , Ph.D., who presented the findings at the ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014  Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR ), ... and monitoring, outsourced medical physics services and high quality ... Saxelby , its President and Chief Executive Officer, will ... and as a member of the Board of Directors, ... replaced on an interim basis by Michael T. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MC Medical agrees to be the exclusive distributor of FloShield products in Japan 2Study shows Hera Therapeutics experimental compound shuts down human papillomavirus that causes most cervical cancer 2Landauer, Inc. Announces Executive Management Change 2
... 12, 2011 Aribex, Inc., the worldwide leader in ... Award from the internationally-known 2011 Edison Best New Product ... ceremony at the historic Capitale ballroom in New York ... recognized in the Science and Medical Handheld or Miniaturized ...
... Asante Solutions, Inc. (Asante), a medical device company focused ... mark for its Pearl Insulin Pump, the only insulin ... mark is a European proof of conformity that certifies ... Asante has begun discussions with potential distribution partners in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NOMAD by Aribex Receives Edison Best New Product Award 2Asante Solutions, Inc. Receives CE Mark for Pearl™ Insulin Pump 2
... Instruments were developed in surgeon's desire to ... having an instrument with the strength to ... of the bending or breaking. Arthrotek Hand ... conform to the surgeon's hand. This new ...
This optimal design addresses low-cost, simple, non-invasive ankle distraction....
... BTA stat Test is an ... qualitative detection of bladder tumor ... with bladder cancer. This test ... aid in the management of ...
... TheraTears Liquid Gel is a thicker version ... or for those who need a longer-lasting ... Liquid Gel is so long-lasting, it is ... preserved gels, there never needs to be ...
Medicine Products: