- Seniors in Low-Income Housing Live in Fear of COVID-19 Infection
- NBA ‘Super Agent’ Teams with Industry Veteran to Launch LifeStar Living
- Medicare's broken promise to people in nursing homes
- In some states, families can start visiting nursing homes again
- COVID-19 has not changed consumer sentiment toward Seniors Housing: Survey
- Dr. Dillard Elmore, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Sharing Nursing Home Responses During COVID-19
- Dr. Christine Cauffield, Lutheran Services Florida, Addressing Crisis Fatigue During COVID-19
- Mass General Brigham COVID-19 Multilingual, Disability, & Community Health Resource Repository
- USDA: As the Rural Veteran Population Declined, the Share That Were Age 65 or Older Increased
- US Census: Older and Growing - Percent Change Among the 65 and Older Population: 2010 to 2019
- UMiami: Families Experience with Long-Term Care During COVID-19 Visitation Restrictions
- NCOA Study on Take-Up Rates in Medicare Savings Programs and Part D Low-Income Subsidy
- HRSA: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services July 30 (Written statements and request to make oral comments should be submitted to Steven Hirsch at least 3 business days prior to the meeting.)
- CMS extends Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) by one calendar year through Dec 31, 2021
- Webinar: Supporting Family Caregivers of Older Adults through Times of Stress and Isolation: A Panel Discussion-Thursday July 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
- RHCs & FQHCs can apply Cost-Sharing for Telehealth Preventative services
- July 23, 12–1 p.m. EDT: Impact of COVID-19 on Employer Health Care Costs by global advisory firm, Willis Towers Watson
- July 28, 1–3 p.m. EDT: Path to Become More Racially Aware Leaders—Foundational Elements for the Journey. Space is limited.
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- Liability Market and Insurance Trends: How to Prepare for Your Renewal by Johnson Kendall Johnson (June 25) Slides & Recording
Congress Moves to Extend Filing Deadline for PPP, President Expected to Sign into Law
On June 30, the Senate passed S. 4116, a bill to extend the filing deadline for Paycheck Protection Program loans, hours before the existing deadline for the Small Business Administration to stop accepting applications for the forgivable loan program. The House will still need to pass the measure and send it to the President for his signature in order for it to become law, but both steps are expected to happen shortly. Under the bill as passed by the Senate by unanimous consent, the deadline for applying for PPP loans (for which businesses with fewer than 500 employees are eligible) would be extended until Aug. 8.
Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion
Voters in Oklahoma on June 30 approved with 50.5% support a ballot measure extending Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of low-income adults. Oklahoma, with the nation’s second-highest uninsured rate, had been one of just 14 states that hadn't expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. By adding Medicaid expansion to Oklahoma’s constitution, the newly-passed measure may prevent Gov. Kevin Stitt from implementing his plan, if approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to add per capita caps and work requirements to the state’s Medicaid program. Lutheran Services in America has submitted comments in opposition to these proposed changes, given their likelihood to reduce patients’ access to critical benefits and services and add administrative and financial barriers to the program that would undoubtedly lead to coverage losses.
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