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AARP Public Policy Institute
by Lina Walker, Jane Sung, Claire Noel-Miller, Olivia Dean, Public Policy Institute, September 20, 2017
Graham-Cassidy Legislation Threatens Affordable Coverage for Older Americans
The Graham-Cassidy (GC) bill threatens to make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of older Americans. The bill eliminates two sources of financial assistance – premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions – critical to ensuring that low- to moderate-income older adults are able to afford the coverage they need. The bill may also allow states to charge older adults age 50-64 significantly higher premiums than under current law on the basis of their age by waiving federal protections that limit the practice known as age rating. This fact sheet presents state-by-state data on the impact of these changes for older adults.
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A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers
By 2030, one out of every five people in the United State will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready?
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