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Financial Alignment Initiative for Medicare-Medicaid Patients Holds Potential for Improved Outcomes

Health / Press Release August 18, 2017

A new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center highlights the opportunities and challenges of a federal demonstration program that seeks to better integrate care and payment structures for patients who receive both Medicare and Medicaid services.

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Update on Demonstrations for Dual-Eligible Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries

Health / Research August 18, 2017

This report provides a status update on the Financial Alignment Initiative. The Financial Alignment Initiative was launched in 2011 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with states and insurance plans to test how to better manage and coordinate Medicare and Medicaid services.

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BPC Health Policy Experts Urge Congress to Extend CSR Subsidies by Mid-August

Health / Press Release July 24, 2017

Statement from the Bipartisan Policy Center Expert Panel on the Future of Health Care

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BPC Comment Letter on Affordable Care Act Regulatory Burdens and Market Stability

Health / Research July 12, 2017

BPC submits comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’on changes to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regulations that could promote increased stability of the individual health insurance market and affordability of coverage.

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Financing Long-Term Services and Supports

Health / Research July 11, 2017

Recent analyses suggest that roughly 52 percent of individuals turning age 65 will require long-term services and supports at some point in their life. In this final report, BPC offers recommendations to improve the financing of long-term services and supports.

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The Upcoming Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports: A Preview

Economy / Research June 22, 2017

It has helped immeasurably that the two public trustees have generally striven to operate as a bipartisan team, rather than dividing to offer competing partisan perspectives.

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Future of Health Care: Balancing Coverage and Cost In Medicaid

Health / June 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Join us June 29 for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s third in a series of public events to develop effective and politically viable solutions to our nation’s health care challenges. As the Senate considers H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of…

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Has Defense Spending Turned the Corner?

Steve Bell, Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta / Blog May 5, 2017

The final version of the FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill could be a sign that defense spending may have turned a corner after almost a decade of stagnant appropriations.

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Improving Care for High-Need, High-Cost Medicare Patients

Health / Research April 25, 2017

BPC outlines the barriers to the integration of clinical health and social services, and issues recommendations to eliminate those barriers for the Medicare-only population.

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What Opportunities Will Congress And President Have To Improve Health Policy?

Health / News October 11, 2016

While ideological divides on health care policy remain wide, the next Congress and administration will face several key issues that will require bipartisan collaboration to address.

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