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Diverse Elders Coalition Urges President Obama, Congressional Leaders to Protect Seniors' Access to Home Healthcare
Date:7/27/2011

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare today applauded the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) and members of the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) – a group of national organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our nation's diverse aging communities – for issuing a July 21 letter addressed to President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Members of Congress, in which the groups expressed strong opposition to implementing a co-payment requirement for Medicare homecare health services. The groups stated particular concern for the impact a co-pay would have on the nation's aging racially and ethnically diverse and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) populations.

Of greatest concern to the DEC members is the financial impact a co-pay would have on the populations they represent, particularly considering that the average income for a Medicare beneficiary in 2009 was $22,000.  The letter notes that because beneficiaries of Medicare home health services are unable to seek employment outside the home and dependent upon Medicare to pay for their health costs, imposing a co-pay would do further financial harm to many seniors who can scarcely afford to support themselves.  

The groups are urging the President and Congress to focus on eliminating fraud and abuse within the Medicare program in order to reduce healthcare costs, instead of implementing a mandatory co-pay on seniors.  The DEC actively supports efforts to reduce Medicare fraud and abuse among its members, and promotes several cost-effective home health programs which assist patients in identifying and treating health issues before there is a need for the level of care Medicare provides.

Excerpts from the letter include:

"Racially and ethnically diverse and LGBT older adults would face tremendous difficulty if
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