Legal & Ethical Issues

posted Fri, 2017-04-21 17:21
The Spring 2017 issue of Generations is dedicated to ensuring all Americans with advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, and person- and family-centered care consistent with their goals and values.
posted Wed, 2017-04-12 18:24
Advice on improving Medicare and a potential future path for the ACA, from a researcher behind Medicare’s creation.
posted Sun, 2017-03-19 19:42
We all need to double (and triple) our advocacy and education about the benefits of healthcare (and other at-risk) services and programs and about the impact of their repeal, modification or funding cuts. For ASA members, this means taking the time to educate your congressional delegation about your
posted Fri, 2017-03-10 14:54
When rates of preventable deaths by cause are mapped, as The Washington Post did in November 2016, the maps look much like the map of the recent presidential election. States that voted for Donald Trump appear to have a higher percentage of preventable deaths than those states that voted for Hillary
posted Fri, 2017-03-10 14:27
It is no secret that Republicans want to move decisions out of Washington. On the table are block grants for Medicaid, premium support for Medicare and relying more upon private insurance. The congressional leadership, backed by an amenable Administration, may well be able to move forward in all the
posted Thu, 2017-03-09 16:26
These are times of great ferment in relation to prescription drugs, especially as they relate to older patients. Controversy and change are brewing in the areas of medication research, approval, promotion, pricing and reimbursement.
posted Thu, 2017-03-09 15:48
The American people should not be fooled. If Social Security or Medicare is transformed, it will be for ideological reasons. The result will be less adequate coverage for all of us, but especially, our most vulnerable fellow citizens.
posted Thu, 2017-02-23 18:41
One in ten community-residing older adults reported experiencing elder abuse in the past year.  More than 5 million older adults may be victimized each year.
posted Wed, 2017-01-18 17:58
The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations includes 15 articles that lay out actionable policy plans for the new Administration regarding the economic impact of aging, protecting retirement income, ensuring affordable healthcare, and finding realistic ways to pay for long-term care.
posted Tue, 2017-01-17 18:26
I am a third-generation Air Force veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, service-connected disabled veteran, and a cisgender gay man. It is because of the courage of those who have gone before me that I am able to say these things publically.