Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid’

New Medicare Card Distributed Ahead of April 2019 Deadline

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces a completion of a large-scale effort to provide new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers to Medicare beneficiaries.  The newly issued cards support the federal efforts to protect the personal identity of the Medicare recipients to reduce fraud and abuse. Over the past nine months, CMS…

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Taking a Look at Raimondo’s Proposed FY 2020 Budget

Just days ago, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has released a $9.9 billion state budget.  With the release of this budget proposal the Rhode Island General Assembly will begin work to hammer out its plan before the 2020 fiscal year begins on July 1.  Raimondo’s released budget plan is $357 million, or 3.7 percent higher…

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AARP Rhode Island to Host Legislative Reception on January 31

AARP Rhode Island gears up for the upcoming legislative session by hosting a legislative session with a State House reception where its members can meet with lawmakers and advocate for legislation that could improve the lives of older Rhode Islanders. According to AARP Rhode Island, staff and volunteers who are State House regulars will be…

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Seniors Key Voting Block in Midterms

With the dusts settling after yesterday’s midterm election, the GOP retained control of the Senate while the Democrats took the reins of the House, as the majority party. In a statement, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond said, “On behalf of our 38 million members, AARP congratulates the newly elected…

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AARP’s New App Empowers Older Voters in Upcoming Midterm Elections

This month, in anticipation of the upcoming mid-term elections, the Washington, DC-based AARP launches, “Raise Your Voice,” the nation’s first comprehensive advocacy and voting app for smart speakers. The nonprofit’s specially designed app to assist persons over age 50 use their smart speakers to engage in advocacy on key aging issues including Social Security, Medicare,…

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RI’s Medicaid Policy Expands Access to Life-Saving HCV Treatments

This week Rhode Island Expands Access to Life-Saving Hepatitis C Treatment, announces the state’s Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) and advocates for patients with Hepatitis C (HCV).  With the publishing of the July 12 changes to the state’s Medicaid policy, there will now be access to lifesaving treatments for older Rhode Islanders…

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