A bill introduced this month, sponsored by Rep. Debbie Dingle and Sen. Bob Casey, would make home and community-based services a mandatory Medicaid benefit.
For young people on Medicare, a hysterectomy sometimes is more affordable than birth control
March 18, 2023 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Many young people receiving Social Security disability benefits are covered by Medicare, but the program originally designed for people 65 or older has few provisions for contraception.
SXSW: Texas Shorts winner ‘Breaking Silence’ casts light on deaf incarcerated community
March 17, 2023 | Spectrum News
A short film highlighting the communication challenges faced by prisoners with hearing disabilities won the Texas Short Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film & TV Festival.
In nursing homes, impoverished live final days on pennies
March 16, 2023 | WHYY
Meant to fund expenses not covered by nursing homes, the Medicaid personal needs allowance has not been raised since 1987.
New Medicaid Waiver Rules Take Effect
March 14, 2023 | Disability Scoop
A 2014 regulation that defines which programs are eligible for Medicaid home and community-based services waivers will finally take effect on March 17.