Posts for COVID-19

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Nancy Wilson, MSW

Nancy is a gerontological social worker with over four decades of professional work and leadership in advancing interdisciplinary models of integrated community-based service delivery to elders and families coping with chronic illness.

Waiving Goodbye to Better Health Care Access Amidst a Global Pandemic

Yesterday, the Trump administration approved one of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s two waiver applications and is on track to approve the other in the coming days. Both are likely to present challenges to the way Georgians access their health care.

Alone but Resilient: What We’re Learning About Social Isolation Among Older Adults Amidst the Pandemic

Even before the pandemic began, social isolation and loneliness were widespread among older adults. Approximately one-quarter of community-dwelling Americans aged 65 and older were considered to be socially isolated.

House Democrats Have a Plan for COVID-19 Relief (Again). Will the Senate Step Up?

House Democrats have made another effort to enact a meaningful coronavirus relief package to address the severe economic and health care challenges posed by the pandemic. To appease Senate Republicans’ concerns over the cost of their original coronavirus relief package...

Improving Addiction Services During COVID and Beyond: Take Our National Survey

Community Catalyst’s Substance Use Disorders team just launched a national online survey to increase the voice of people with substance use challenges and people in recovery in improving the system.

As Families Grapple with Schooling Stresses, Congress Must Act

The dual task of creating healthy spaces for teachers and students while also delivering high-quality educational content is a resource-intensive task and without additional, equitably distributed support, will ultimately fail those who are most at-risk.

New CMS Data Highlights Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults and Dually Eligible Consumers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new data detailing the impact of COVID-19 on Medicare beneficiaries. As many consumers and advocates are acutely aware, the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on older adults.

Providers Receiving Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds Must be Prohibited from Using Harmful Collection Practices

At this point in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more than 5,750,000 people in the United States have tested positive and there have been nearly 180,000 deaths. The pandemic has caused broad shutdowns of economic activity, resulting in more than 23...

Putting FMAP on the Map: Senate Must Follow House Democrats’ Leadership in Bolstering Medicaid

Congress is in the midst of developing a second federal relief bill in response to the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts to finish the bill are being thwarted not only by partisan differences but also...
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