California Scheming: Democrats Betray Single-Payer Again

by JIM KAVANAGH

Nothing better illustrates the political bankruptcy of the Democratic Party—for all progressive intents and purposes—than California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s announcement on Friday afternoon that he was going to put a “hold” on the single-payer health care bill (SB 562) for the state, effectively killing its passage for at least the year.

The Democratic Party finds itself in a bind in California. They hold the governorship and a supermajority in both houses of the legislature, so they can pass any bill they want. SB 562 had passed the Senate 23-14.

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Calleson, Diane C.; Sloane, Philip D.; Cohen, Lauren W. (2006). Effectiveness of Mailing "Bathing without a Battle" to All US Nursing Homes, Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. An educational CD-ROM/video program was developed to educate nursing home staff about two research-based techniques for reducing agitation and aggression during bathing of persons with Alzheimer's disease, including person-centered showering and the towel bath. This educational program was distributed free of charge to all 15,453 US nursing homes in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services database. The dissemination, use, and short-term outcomes were evaluated by extrapolating data collected by long-term care surveyors in three states; usage was further assessed by tracking the number of nursing home staff who registered for the continuing education credits associated with the program. The program's quality and content was evaluated by actual program users, who rated the program after completion. Short-term learning outcomes were assessed by examinations built into the CD-ROM. Evaluating a national innovation presented a set of unique challenges; yet, to date, our findings have revealed mostly favorable short-term outcomes in terms of its dissemination, usage, and educational value. The long-term outcomes of this educational program continue to be monitored.   [More]  Descriptors: Alzheimers Disease, Continuing Education, Nursing Homes, Hospices (Terminal Care)

Bertot, John Carlo; Jaeger, Paul T.; Langa, Lesley A.; McClure, Charles R. (2006). Drafted: I Want You to Deliver E-Government, Library Journal. Public access to the Internet and computers is transforming public libraries into de facto e-government access points, for such disparate services as disaster relief, Medicare drug plans, and even benefits for children and families. This new role for public libraries is not just user-initiated. Government agencies now refer people to public libraries to receive both access to and assistance with online services. This article reports that this increased role for public libraries–often the only place for public Internet access with trained staff–has not been accompanied by additional funding. So, as libraries become valuable community access points to e-government services and resources, especially in post-hurricane emergency relief, their efforts as agents of e-government represent an unfunded mandate. The library community must respond with better training and education. However, government agencies that both fund libraries and rely on them for their public access computing and Internet access also must provide greater support.   [More]  Descriptors: Public Libraries, Public Agencies, Library Services, Financial Support

Kayser-Jones, Jeanie S.; Kris, Alison E.; Miaskowski, Christine A.; Lyons, William L.; Paul, Steven M. (2006). Hospice Care in Nursing Homes: Does It Contribute to Higher Quality Pain Management?, Gerontologist. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate pain management among 42 hospice and 65 non-hospice residents in two proprietary nursing homes. Design and Methods: In this prospective, anthropological, quantitative, and qualitative study, we used participant observation, event analysis, and chart review to obtain data. The Medication Quantification Scale was used in order to account for the prescription and administration of all analgesic medications. Results: Although 72% of residents experienced pain, we found no statistically significant differences in the proportion of hospice versus non-hospice residents (a) who had been prescribed opioids and co-analgesics, and (b) whose medication was administered around the clock or as needed. Limited physician availability, lack of pharmacologic knowledge, and limitations of nursing staff hindered pain management of both groups of residents. Implications: Although hospice care is of some benefit, pain management and high-quality end-of-life care is dependent upon the context in which it is provided. Given that between 1991 and 2001 Medicare expenditures for nursing home-based hospice care increased from $8.6 million to $21.8 million, the effectiveness of hospice-care programs in nursing homes warrants further study.   [More]  Descriptors: Hospices (Terminal Care), Nursing Homes, Pain, Participant Observation

Newcomber, Robert; Kang, Taewoon; Graham, Carrie (2006). Outcomes in a Nursing Home Transition Case-Management Program Targeting New Admissions, Gerontologist. Purpose: The Providing Assistance to Caregivers in Transition (PACT) program offers nursing home discharge planning and case management for individuals in the transitional period following a return to the community. The PACT program targeted individuals newly admitted to nursing homes and worked with a family caregiver to develop and implement a nursing home discharge plan. Design and Method: Reported are the results of a randomized control design evaluating the program's effectiveness. Those individuals randomly assigned to the intervention group (n = 33) received PACT case management in addition to their usual medical and nursing home care. The individuals in the control group (n = 29) continued their usual care. Result: There were no statistical differences in the discharge rate (84% treatment vs 76% controls) or in the median length of stay (42 days vs 55 days) between the two groups of individuals. Implications: Replications or extensions of a PACT-type intervention might consider a broader mix of nursing homes, working directly with the nursing home's admission Minimum Data Set coordinator in patient selection, or working with Medicare or Medicaid HMO plans.   [More]  Descriptors: Nursing Homes, Transitional Programs, Caregivers, Program Evaluation

Casey, Michelle M.; Moscovice, Ira S.; Davidson, Gestur (2006). Pharmacist Staffing, Technology Use, and Implementation of Medication Safety Practices in Rural Hospitals, Journal of Rural Health. Context: Medication safety is clearly an important quality issue for rural hospitals. However, rural hospitals face special challenges implementing medication safety practices in terms of their staffing and financial and technical resources. Purpose: This study assessed the capacity of small rural hospitals to implement medication safety practices, with particular focus on pharmacist staffing and the availability of technology. Methods: A telephone survey of a national random sample of small rural hospitals was conducted from March to May 2005 (N = 387 hospitals, 94.6% response rate). Survey respondents included pharmacists (89%) and directors of nursing (11%). Multivariate analyses examined the relationships between hospital organizational and financial variables and (1) the amount of pharmacist staffing; (2) use of pharmacy computers for medication safety activities; and (3) implementation of medication safety practices. Findings: Many small rural hospitals have limited hours of on-site pharmacist coverage. Almost one quarter of hospitals either do not have a pharmacy computer or are not using it for clinical purposes. Half of the hospitals have implemented 4 key medication safety practices. Level of pharmacist staffing, use of technology, and implementation of medication safety practices are significantly related to hospital financial status and accreditation. Conclusions: Implementation of protocols related to medication use and key medication safety practices are areas where small rural hospitals could improve. The study results support a continuation of Medicare cost-based reimbursement policies to help ensure financial stability and support quality and patient safety activities in small rural hospitals.   [More]  Descriptors: Staff Role, Technology, Safety, Rural Areas

Hall, Margaret Jean; Owings, Maria F.; Shinogle, Judith A. (2006). Inpatient Care in Rural Hospitals at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Journal of Rural Health. Context: National data documenting the role that rural hospitals play in providing inpatient care to patients both younger than 65 and 65 years and older has previously been unavailable. Purpose: To present descriptive nationally representative data on the numbers and types of inpatients, and the care they received, in rural hospitals. Methods: This study includes inpatient data from the 2001 National Hospital Discharge Survey, a nationally representative survey of short-stay, nonfederal hospitals in the United States. Inpatients in rural hospitals were compared to those in urban hospitals in terms of demographic and clinical characteristics and patterns of utilization. Among the variables examined were age, number and type of diagnoses, avoidable hospitalizations, comorbidity, procedures received, source of payment, average length of stay, and discharge disposition. Findings: Seventeen percent (5.7 million) of hospitalizations were in rural hospitals in 2001 and a similar percent of the US population lived in rural areas. Rural hospitals provided 23 million days of inpatient care and 4.7 million inpatient procedures. Despite the emphasis placed on Medicare's role in supporting rural hospitals, half of rural hospital inpatients were younger than 65 years. Rural hospital inpatients had shorter average stays and received fewer procedures on average. Seven percent of rural hospital inpatients were transferred to other short-stay hospitals. Conclusions: National data on the broad scope of patients served and inpatient services provided by rural hospitals illustrate one important role these hospitals play in serving rural communities.   [More]  Descriptors: Hospitals, Medical Care Evaluation, Patients, Older Adults

Engelman, Kimberly K.; Ellerbeck, Edward F.; Perpich, Denise; Nazir, Niaman; McCarter, Kevin; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S. (2004). Office Systems and Their Influence on Mammography Use in Rural and Urban Primary Care, Journal of Rural Health. Breast cancer screening rates are lower in rural communities. Although studies have addressed barriers to mammography for rural residents, physician practice barriers have received less attention. Purpose: Controlled clinical trials have shown that the use of office reminder systems in primary care practices is related to increased clinical care rates. Therefore, we compared office systems use in primary care practices located in rural and urban communities and assessed the impact of these systems on rural-urban differences in mammography utilization. Methods: We identified female Kansas Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 to 79 from Medicare claims data (N = 24,030) and determined which beneficiaries received a mammogram between April 1, 1999, and March 31, 2001. We linked beneficiaries to their primary care providers and obtained surveys from 180 primary care practices on their use of office reminder systems. Findings: Mammography rates ranged from 20% to 92% (mean = 65%) among the 180 practices. Flowsheets with a mammography prompt were used by 33% of the practices, 38% utilized nonphysician staff to identify women due for mammograms, and 15% used computerized reminder systems. Urban practices used flowsheets more often than rural practices (44% versus 16%, P<0.001). A multivariable regression model demonstrated higher mammography rates in urban practices, group practices, and practices using mammography flowsheets. Conclusions: Despite success in randomized controlled trials, reminder systems are not used often by primary care providers and are used even less often in rural compared to urban practices. Consistent implementation may be a major barrier to the successful adaptation of flowsheets by primary care offices.   [More]  Descriptors: Rural Areas, Cancer, Rural Urban Differences, Urban Areas

Meyer, B. L. (2007). The Stroller that Gilligan Bought, Exceptional Parent. Having read about the 2008 Medicare and Medicaid budgets, the author concluded that more families are going to be turned down for the equipment they are going to need. Here he shares a story of hope, determination, and perseverance. A call came into the ExoMotion office from an anxious mother asking about strollers for her daughter with special needs. It was discovered that her daughter was a child with autism. Regardless of severity of symptoms, a child with a diagnosis of autism simply does not qualify. Since her child was able to sit, and walk unaided, it was determined "on paper" that she did not have mobility needs. Though the child's need for an adaptive stroller was glaring, the ExoMotion Equipment is coded as a pediatric folding wheel chair, and therefore not paid for by Insurance and Medicaid. Clearly, a brain storm was needed to connect this family to someone who might be willing to help. The author recalled that Bob Denver, who had played Gilligan on the T.V. Series, Gilligan's Island, and his wife raised a son with autism. Without hesitation, after a couple of phone calls, the Denver foundation agreed to help get this equipment to the family. Every parent of a child with special needs has probably faced or will face a baffling denial of equipment, supplies, or nursing care at some point. Reasons for denial are as varied as the disabilities the children live with. At times, denial leaves the family to believe that no one understands their child. The author of this article, is the Vice President of ExoMotion, a company specializing in special needs equipment. He wrote this article to encourage parents to never give up hope, and keep searching for companies, organizations, and individuals who may be able to help them acquire the help their child may need.   [More]  Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Autism, Financial Support, Physical Disabilities

Kash, Bita A.; Hawes, Catherine; Phillips, Charles D. (2007). Comparing Staffing Levels in the Online Survey Certification and Reporting (OSCAR) System with the Medicaid Cost Report Data: Are Differences Systematic?, Gerontologist. Purpose: This study had two goals: (a) to assess the validity of the Online Survey Certification and Reporting (OSCAR) staffing data by comparing them to staffing measures from audited Medicaid Cost Reports and (b) to identify systematic differences between facilities that over-report or underreport staffing in the OSCAR. Design and Methods: We merged the 2002 Texas Nursing Facility Cost Report, the OSCAR for Texas facilities surveyed in 2002, and the 2003 Area Resource File. We eliminated outliers in the OSCAR using three decision rules, resulting in a final sample size of 941 of the total of 1,017 non-hospital-based facilities. We compared OSCAR and Medicaid Cost Report staffing measures for three staff types. We examined differences between facilities that over-reported or underreported staffing levels in the OSCAR by using logistic regression. Results: Average staffing levels were higher in the OSCAR than in the Medicaid Cost Report data. The two sets of measures exhibited correlations ranging between 0.5 and 0.6. For-profit and larger facilities consistently over-reported registered nurse staffing levels. Factors associated with increased odds of over-reporting licensed vocational nursing or certified nursing assistant staffing were lower Medicare or Medicaid censuses and less market competition. Facility characteristics associated with over-reporting were consistent across different levels of over-reporting. Underreporting was much less prevalent. Implications: Certain types of facilities consistently over-report staffing levels. These reporting errors will affect the validity of consumer information systems, regulatory activities, and health services research results, particularly research using OSCAR data to examine the relationship between staffing and quality. Results call for a more accurate reporting system.   [More]  Descriptors: Health Services, Allied Health Personnel, Validity, Comparative Analysis

Kaplan, Robert M. (2007). Should Medicare Reimburse Providers for Weight Loss Interventions?, American Psychologist. This issue of the American Psychologist (April 2007) includes two reviews of the literature on the effects of behavioral programs to reduce body weight. One review (T. Mann et al., 2007) concentrates on dietary interventions and finds little evidence that diets are of benefit. The second review (L. H. Powell, J. E. Calvin III, & J. E. Calvin Jr., 2007) concentrates on multicomponent interventions and reports some significant achievements of behavioral interventions. Although the reviews come to different conclusions about the value of supporting weight loss interventions, there appears to be agreement that diet alone results in little or no long-term benefit. Evidence-based multicomponent behavioral interventions or interventions that combine behavioral with medical or surgical treatments may offer better chances of long-term weight control. Evidence-based studies are needed to inform policy on provider reimbursement for weight loss programs.   [More]  Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Body Weight, Intervention, Dietetics

Fraher, Erin P.; Slifkin, Rebecca T.; Smith, Laura; Randolph, Randy; Rudolf, Matthew; Holmes, George M. (2005). How Might the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 Affect the Financial Viability of Rural Pharmacies? An Analysis of Preimplementation Prescription Volume and Payment Sources in Rural and Urban Areas, Journal of Rural Health. Passage of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) has created interest in how the legislation will affect access to prescription drugs among rural beneficiaries. Policy attention has focused to a much lesser degree on the implications of the MMA for the financial viability of rural pharmacies. This article presents descriptive information on mail-order prescriptions, volume, and payer type of retail prescriptions in rural vs urban areas. Together, these data provide a baseline for evaluating how implementation of the MMA may affect the financial viability of rural independent pharmacies. Projections of prescriptions dispensed from retail and mail-order pharmacies in 2002 for the total US and a sample of 17 states were obtained from IMS Health. The volume of mail-order prescriptions is small. Rural providers prescribed fewer retail and mail-order prescriptions per person, but more units per person. Rural areas have a higher percentage of prescriptions paid for by cash (18% vs 13%) and Medicaid (16% vs 10%) and a lower percentage of third-party payers than urban areas. Significant variation in volume and payer type exists between states.  Rural, independent pharmacies may be negatively affected by MMA implementation as business shifts from cash to third-party reimbursement. The high degree of variation between states also has potentially important implications for the implementation of Prescription Drug Plan regions under MMA.   [More]  Descriptors: Urban Areas, Substance Abuse, Rural Areas

Estes, Carroll L.; Grossman, Brian R.; Rogne, Leah; Hollister, Brooke; Solway, Erica (2008). Teaching Social Insurance in Higher Education. Occasional Papers. Number 6, AARP. The ongoing debates about the future of social insurance programs such as Social Security and Medicare raise questions about the public's knowledge of the history of social insurance and about the impact these programs have on millions of Americans. In general, public conversations about social policies in the U.S. tend to focus on whether or not the nation can afford entitlements to social insurance rather than on the adequacy of benefits or on program improvements. Many American youth believe that Social Security will not be there for them when they grow older, a stark indicator that young people are not exposed to accurate information about the future of the program. The prevalence of this false belief about America's "most beloved" social insurance program raises questions about whether and to what extent students are exposed to information about social insurance and, consequently, how prepared they are to understand its effects on their security in later life. As an intergenerational collective of educators in and students of gerontology, the authors recognize the transformative power of education to provide students of all ages access to knowledge that allows them to more actively engage in their communities. They believe that teaching social insurance is integral to the mission of institutions of higher education to prepare students for participation in the political, civic, and economic realms of social life. Consequently, they designed two complementary research projects to assess the frequency and content of teaching social insurance in college-level, aging-related courses: the first was a survey of gerontology faculty in California and Minnesota and the second was a series of key informant interviews with noted authors from the field of gerontology who have published widely on social insurance and/or teaching social insurance education. Consequently, in the study and the presentation of the results that is provided here, they focused primarily on teaching social insurance within those classes that can be broadly described as "aging courses." In this paper, they use the results of both of these studies to argue that faculty who teach age related courses, and presumably faculty in other disciplines, need more awareness of and greater access to existing resources on teaching social insurance. A bibliography is included. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [This report was supported by AARP's Office of Academic Affairs and Community Partners.]   [More]  Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Financial Policy, Security (Psychology), Gerontology

Castle, Nicholas G. (2005). Nursing Home Administrators' Opinions of the Nursing Home Compare Web Site, Gerontologist. Purpose: In November of 2002 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services publicly reported on a national basis the quality of nursing homes on the Nursing Home Compare (NHC) Web site. This study examines administrators' opinions of this initiative and whether it has fostered quality improvement. Design and Methods: Data used in this investigation come from a questionnaire mailed to the administrators of 477 nursing homes. Three hundred and twenty-four responses were received, giving a response rate of 68%. Facilities were located in four states: Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. Results: Ninety percent of the administrators examined the NHC Web site, 51% stated that they would be using the information for quality improvement in the future, and 33% stated that they were using NHC information in quality-improvement initiatives. Implications: For NHC to influence quality as it is intended, nursing home quality-of-care initiatives are essential. Study results show that administrators are generally accepting of the NHC Web site, and some are using the information in quality initiatives. Descriptors: Opinions, Report Cards, Nursing Homes

Kane, Robert L.; Homyak, Patricia; Bershadsky, Boris; Lum, Terry; Flood, Shannon; Zhang, Hui (2005). The Quality of Care under a Managed-Care Program for Dual Eligibles, Gerontologist. Purpose: Our objective in this study was to compare the quality of care provided under the Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO), a special program designed to serve dually eligible older persons, to care provided to controls who received fee-for-service Medicare and Medicaid managed care. Design and Methods: Two control groups were used; one was drawn from nonenrollees living in the same area (Control-In) and another from comparable individuals living in another urban area where the program was not available (Control-Out). Cohorts living in the community and in nursing homes were included. Quality measures for both groups included mortality rates, preventable hospital admissions, and preventable emergency room (ER) visits. For the community group, nursing home admission rates were also tracked. For nursing home residents, quality measures included quality indicators derived from the Minimum Data Set. Results: There were no differences in mortality rates for either cohort. MSHO had fewer short-stay nursing home admissions but no difference for stays 90 days or longer. MSHO community and nursing home residents had fewer preventable hospital and ER visits compared to Control-In. There were no major differences in nursing home quality indicator rates. Implications: The cost of changing the model of care for dual eligibles from a mixture of fee-for-service and managed care to a merged managed-care approach cannot be readily justified by the improvements in quality observed. Descriptors: Medical Care Evaluation, Older Adults, Mortality Rate, Hospitals

Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC. (2003). Integrating Education and Patient Care. Observations from the GME Task Force. The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) appointed a task force in November 1999 to examine how AAMC member institutions and others were developing, and could develop, new ways to integrate education and patient care. Mechanisms were identified that would aid in reorienting residency programs to education, rather than services. These were: (1) re-engineering services to incorporate new medical technologies, greater efficiencies, and other improvements in quality and cost-effectiveness; (2) introducing new educational technologies, such as virtual surgery; (3) selectively shifting some resident tasks to nurses and other personnel, creating new patient care teams; (4) adding content and implementing a graduate medical education (GME) core curriculum at the institutional level; (5) changing resident supervision and resident responsibilities in response to Medicare requirements; and (6) expanding educational opportunities in outpatient and other non-hospital settings. Appendix A contains some examples of clinical or educational redesign that balances education and service, and appendix B lists experts consulted.   [More]  Descriptors: Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Curriculum Development, Graduate Medical Education, Health Services

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Mueller, Christine; Arling, Greg; Kane, Robert; Bershadsky, Julie; Holland, Diane; Joy, Annika (2006). Nursing Home Staffing Standards: Their Relationship to Nurse Staffing Levels, Gerontologist. Purpose: This study reviews staffing standards from the 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine if these standards are related to nursing home staffing levels. Design and Methods: Rules and regulations for states' nursing home staffing standards were obtained for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nurse staffing data were obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services On-Line Survey, Certification, and Reporting (known as OSCAR) database. The minimum hours per resident day (HPRD) staffing standards for each state were categorized according to the following: no state-specific HPRD standard (adheres only to federal staffing guidelines); low HPRD standard (less than or equal to 2.5 HPRD); and high HPRD standard (greater than 2.5 HPRD). A series of hierarchical linear models examined the relationships between state staffing standards and actual facility staffing (total, licensed, and certified nurse aide HPRD), using a number of covariates. Results: The variance in facility staffing was much greater within than between states. Facilities in states with high staffing standards had somewhat higher staffing than states with no standards or low standards, whereas facility staffing in states with low standards was not significantly different from that in states with no standards. Other factors, such as resident acuity and average state Medicaid rate, also were related to staffing. Implications: State staffing standards may not be effective policy tools because they are only one of many factors that affect facility staffing levels. Setting a low minimum HPRD standard may fail to raise staffing, or it may even have a dampening effect on staffing rates in facilities.   [More]  Descriptors: Nursing Homes, State Standards, State Regulation, Federal Legislation

Kissick, William L. (1977). On Being Responsive: The Tension Between Human and Fiscal Accountability, Journal of the American College Health Association. In this speech to the annual meeting of the American College Health Association, health care services, including Medicare and the role of federal government, are discussed. Descriptors: Financial Problems, Health Education, Health Insurance, Health Services

Appalachia (1977). Physician Extender Reimbursement Receives National Attention. Congressional changes in the law to permit reimbursement of physician extenders under Medicare seem closer as national television publicizes the program. Descriptors: Clinics, Community Health Services, Federal Aid, Financial Needs

Holden, Constance (1974). Chiropractic: Healing or Hokum? HEW Is Looking for Answers, Science. Discussed are concerns about chiropractic practice and the impact of some legislation related to Medicare, accreditation, and research about chiropractic practice.   [More]  Descriptors: Education, Medical Services, Medicine, Research

Yoon, Wonah (2009). Intergenerational Caregiving between Parents and Their Adult Children: Evidence from a Study of Older Americans, ProQuest LLC. As the population of older Americans rapidly increases and the costs of institutional health care rise, there is much concern about how to satisfy the future care needs of older Americans. As these demographic and socioeconomic trends are coupled with limitations on federal funds for public health care programs, policymakers are focusing on promoting family care to moderate the larger potential cost of America's public health care programs, like Medicaid or Medicare. Also, new support programs are being developed to expand the number of people with private long-term care (LTC) insurance. Thus, understanding families' elderly caregiving decisions and their LTC plan will provide important information about the efficiency of these policies.   The purpose of the first dissertation essay, entitled "Motivation of Intergenerational Resource Transfers," is to examine the motives behind adult children's resource transfers to elderly parents. This paper highlights two prominent motivations: Altruism and Exchange. These alternative motives are examined by testing empirical predictions derived from theoretical models. Specifically, the effects of children's income, parents' wealth, and bequest possibility on children's money and time transfers are examined by estimating a simultaneous two-equation model that incorporates both time and money transfers. In sum, the results show that most parameter estimates of money and time transfers are consistent with the comparative static predictions from the altruism model. Particularly, in both the non-competitive parents and the competitive parents groups, parents who were better off financially than their adult children were less likely to receive both money and time transfers. However, with respect to transfers to noncompetitive parents, empirical results related to children's unearned income and bequest possibility from parents provided little evidence to support any single type of motivation between altruism and exchange.   The second essay is titled "Do the Long-Term Care Needs of Aging Parents Affect Adult Children's Purchase of LTC Insurance?" and examines how adult children's LTC insurance purchases are affected by the presence of elderly parents who require LTC services. To acquire this knowledge, this study uses an empirical analysis of factors influencing decisions to purchase new LTC insurance policies, centered on the effect of adult children's experiences related to parents who need care. The results show that the presence of parents who lived in a nursing home had a positive effect on children's insurance purchases, whereas the presence of parents who required LTC services had a negative effect. Additionally, children were less likely to purchase LTC insurance when their parents cohabitated in the household of a family member or received informal caregiving. These results suggest that adult children's observation of their parents' LTC requirements seems to influence their own insurance purchases differently according to their parents' specific situation.   The third dissertation essay, "Resource Transfers of Married Households to Parents According to Decision-Making Power," investigates whether intra-household bargaining power affects couples' caregiving decisions during instances of competing parental demands for assistance. The primary focus is on examining how partners' bargaining power influences the relative allocation of time resources between parents and parents-in-law, assuming that children prefer to transfer caregiving resources toward their own parents over their parents-in-law. The findings in this study reject the bargaining theory that couple's parental care behavior results from a bargaining process between the husband and the wife. More specifically, the results did not clearly show that children prefer to transfer caregiving resources toward their own parents over their parents-in-law. Decision-making power, measured by final decision-making authority, also failed to affect the relative care transfers.   [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.%5D   [More]  Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Health Needs, Futures (of Society)

Iritani, Katherine M. (2009). Medicaid: State and Federal Actions Have Been Taken to Improve Children's Access to Dental Services, but More Can Be Done. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives. GAO-10-112T, US Government Accountability Office. In this statement, Katherine M. Iritani, Acting Director, Health Care reports that dental disease remains a significant problem for children in Medicaid. Although dental services are a mandatory benefit for the 30 million children served by Medicaid, these children often experience elevated levels of dental problems and have difficulty finding dentists to treat them. Concerns about low-income children's poor oral health, inadequate access to dental services, low payment rates for dental services, and insufficient federal and state efforts to address oral health access problems are long-standing. During subcommittee hearings in May 2007 and February 2008, concerns were raised about the effectiveness of federal oversight of state Medicaid dental services by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that oversees Medicaid at the federal level. The author's remarks are based on the report, "Medicaid: State and Federal Actions Have Been Taken to Improve Children's Access to Dental Services, but Gaps Remain." This report was prepared at the request of the subcommittee and examined: (1) state strategies to monitor and improve access to dental care for children in Medicaid; and (2) CMS actions since 2007 to improve oversight of Medicaid dental services for children. To identify state strategies to monitor and improve children's access to Medicaid dental services, a Web-based survey of state Medicaid directors was conducted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The survey included questions on the methods states have used for promoting and monitoring dental utilization, statewide goals for the delivery of dental services, and the federal support provided to states for the provision of Medicaid dental services. Contracts between state Medicaid programs and nine large managed care organizations (MCO) were also reviewed to identify certain dental provisions concerning network adequacy and access standards. To examine CMS's oversight of state Medicaid dental services for children, CMS officials, dental associations, and key stakeholders were interviewed; federal laws, regulations, and CMS guidance were reviewed; and data used by CMS to monitor provision of Medicaid dental services were analyzed. The testimony concludes that states and CMS have made concerted efforts to improve access to dental services for children in Medicaid. However, information on the oral health of and receipt of dental services by Medicaid children show that more needs to be done. Four recommendations are made to CMS to strengthen the agency's monitoring of state Medicaid dental services for children and help states improve children's access to Medicaid dental services: (1) Develop a plan to review dental services for Medicaid children in all states with low utilization rates; (2) Ensure that states found to have inadequate MCO dental provider networks take action to strengthen these networks; (3) Work with stakeholders to develop needed guidance on topics of concern to states; and (4) Identify ways to improve sharing of promising practices among states.   [More]  Descriptors: Dental Health, Child Health, Audits (Verification), Hearings

Ricketts, Thomas C. (2004). Arguing for Rural Health in Medicare: A Progressive Rhetoric for Rural America, Journal of Rural Health. Rural health policy is the laws, regulations, rules, and interpretations that benefit or affect health and health care for rural populations. This paper examines how rural health policy is viewed in the broader field of public policy, discusses the role of advocacy in developing rural health policy, and suggests ways to make that advocacy more effective. This paper critically reviews policy statements and policy positions taken by key opinion leaders and the leading stakeholders in rural health policy to determine how advocacy for rural communities is expressed. It is not clear how the rural health advocacy coalition is viewed by the professional policy world or the public: as an issues network pressing for fair and equal treatment or as an interest group seeking special advantages. This paper also explores the types of claims that rural advocates make in the specific context of Medicare policy to determine to what extent those claims reflect a central theme of fairness and inclusiveness in national policies versus claims that benefit special interests. The paper suggests that the rhetoric of rural advocates can be better structured to advocate for policies on the basis of a progressive sense of fairness.   [More]  Descriptors: Public Policy, Rural Areas, Health Services, Advocacy

Sofaer, Shoshanna; And Others (1990). Helping Medicare Beneficiaries Choose Health Insurance: The Illness Episode Approach, Gerontologist. Notes that, lacking objective, comprehensive information about health care coverage options, Medicare beneficiaries rarely understand consequences of alternative purchasing decisions. Describes Illness Episode Approach, method providing information on Medicare, Medigap policies, and Health Maintenance Organizations. Method described presents calculations of seniors' out-of-pocket costs under different insurance options for 13 common illnesses. Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Consumer Education, Diseases, Health Care Costs

Berk, Marc L.; Wilensky, Gail R. (1985). Health Care of the Poor Elderly: Supplementing Medicare, Gerontologist. Focuses on the elderly poor and the role of both private and public insurance in supplementing Medicare. Examination revealed that those who depend exclusively on Medicare incur substantial out-of-pocket costs, although they use fewer services than those who also have Medicaid or private insurance. Descriptors: Health Insurance, Health Services, Low Income Groups, Older Adults

Rubenstein, Laurence Z.; And Others (1994). Medicare: Challenges and Future Directions in a Changing Health Care Environment, Gerontologist. In this Gerontological Society of America-sponsored Congressional Briefing Seminar, authorities from several disciplines summarize history, rationale, strengths, weaknesses, and future challenges of Medicare program. In current arena of health care reform, role of Medicare is far from certain, and it is crucial to understand and confront multitude of issues, many of which are raised in this briefing. Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Federal Programs, Financial Support, Geriatrics

Litch, C. Scott (1996). Update on Medicare Graduate Medical Education Law, Regulations, and Legislative Proposals, Journal of Dental Education. This report details changes and potential changes in Medicare Graduate Medical Education reimbursement, which encompasses both Medicare Direct Graduate Medical Education payments and Medical Indirect Medical Education payments, and reimbursement for residency training costs. Emphasis is placed on the implications for postdoctoral dental education and eligibility of residents trained in dental school clinics. Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Dental Schools, Educational Trends, Eligibility

Isaacs, Joseph C. (1978). Datagram: Income Analysis of University-Owned Teaching Hospitals, Journal of Medical Education. A survey conducted by the Department of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges is reported that shows income, expense, and general operating data for university-owned teaching hospitals. Sixty-one hospitals reported data that were keyed to Medicare cost reports. Self-pay and Medicare maintained their places as leading sources of income. Descriptors: Educational Finance, Higher Education, Hospitals, Income

Swan, James H.; And Others (1990). Ripple Effects of PPS on Nursing Homes: Swimming or Drowning in the Funding Stream?, Gerontologist. Of 189 nursing homes, 83 percent reported that Medicare's hospital Prospective Payment System (PPS) affected patient needs, 53 percent said it affected patients and services provided, and 25 percent said it affected referrals to hospitals. PPS effects depended on facility factors of size, Medicare certification, tax status, and on local market area factors. Descriptors: Health Care Costs, Health Insurance, Long Term Care, Nursing Homes

Frank, Robert G.; And Others (1990). Rehabilitation: Psychology's Greatest Opportunity?, American Psychologist. Discusses how psychologists have established themselves as integral health care providers in rehabilitation. Discusses how psychologists and the psychological associations have failed to recognize the importance of public policy for the practice of psychology. Explores the role of Medicare, and the effects of the inclusion of psychologists in Medicare programs. Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance

Minicucci, Stephen; Donahue, John D. (2004). A Simple Estimation Method for Aggregate Government Outsourcing, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. The scholarly and popular debate on the delegation to the private sector of governmental tasks rests on an inadequate empirical foundation, as no systematic data are collected on direct versus indirect service delivery. We offer a simple method for approximating levels of service outsourcing, based on relatively straightforward combinations of and adjustments to standard statistical series, primarily the National Income and Product Account and the Government Finances series produced by the Department of Commerce. The method permits us to separately estimate state and local from federal service outsourcing and (within the federal government) to distinguish between defense and non-defense services. Alternative estimates, both including and excluding Medicare and Medicaid, are included, as are estimates of outsourcing from 1959 through 2000. The method confirms the general view that the privately provided share of public services has increased, particularly in the last two decades of the past century. But this increase has been shallower than many observers suggest, and as of 2000 more than two-thirds of the government's service budget was still devoted to employee compensation.   [More]  Descriptors: Federal Government, State Government, Local Government, Privatization

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Zhang, Xinzhi; Grabowski, David C. (2004). Nursing Home Staffing and Quality under the Nursing Home Reform Act, Gerontologist. Purpose: We examine whether the Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA) improved nursing home staffing and quality. Design and Methods: Data from 5,092 nursing homes were linked across the 1987 Medicare/Medicaid Automated Certification System and the 1993 Online Survey, Certification and Reporting system. A dummy-year model was used to examine the effects of the NHRA on pressure ulcers, physical restraints, and urinary catheters, and a first-difference approach to fixed-effects regression analyses was used to estimate the effects of time-varying staffing on the quality of care. Results: Overall, we found a significant increase in nursing home staffing levels from 1987 to 1993. Moreover, after controlling for other facility, resident, market, and state factors, there was a significant decrease in the proportion of residents with pressure ulcers, physical restraints, and urinary catheters following the implementation of the NHRA. Across all facilities, the increase in staffing was not directly related to the improvement in quality over the period of our study, but there was a positive relationship between registered nurse staffing and quality for facilities that were particularly deficient prior to the NHRA. Implications: Following the NHRA, quality improvements were found in nursing homes nationwide, and these results suggest that part of this improvement was due to the quality and staffing regulations within the NHRA. Descriptors: Certification, Nurses, Nursing Homes

Johnson, Christopher E.; Dobalian, Aram; Burkhard, Janet; Hedgecock, Deborah K.; Harman, Jeffrey (2004). Factors Predicting Lawsuits against Nursing Homes in Florida 1997-2001, Gerontologist. Purpose: We explore how nursing home characteristics affect the number of lawsuits filed against the facilities in Florida during the period from 1997 to 2001. Design and Methods: We examined data from 478 nursing homes in 30 Florida counties from 1997 to 2001. We obtained the data from Westlaw's Adverse Filings: Lawsuits database, the Online Survey, Certification, and Reporting system database from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and state complaint surveys, and we also used primary data. We used negative binomial regression to explain total lawsuit variance by year. We controlled for acuity and year effects, and our explanatory variables included (a) facility characteristics–including staffing, number of beds, multistate system membership, and for-profit ownership–and (b) quality measures–including total number and type of state licensing survey deficiencies, pressure-sore development, and medication errors per resident. Results: Higher registered nurse and certified nursing assistant staffing levels were associated with Fewer lawsuits. More deficiencies on the licensing survey and larger and for-profit nursing homes were positively related with higher numbers of lawsuits. Implications: This study suggests that nursing homes that meet long-stay staffing standards, meet minimum quality measures, are not for profit, and are smaller will experience fewer lawsuits. Descriptors: Databases, Court Litigation, Certification, Allied Health Personnel

Albert, Steven M.; Brassard, Andrea B.; Simone, Bridget; Stern, Yaakov (2004). Older Adults' Reports of Formal Care Hours and Administrative Records, Gerontologist. Purpose: Personal assistance care is a Medicaid benefit in New York, but few data are available on its prevalence and contribution to home care. We examined these issues in a New York City sample by assessing older adults' reports of weekly home care hours and Medicaid billing records. Design and Methods: With help from New York City's Human Resources Administration, we identified all respondents in an ongoing population-based survey of Medicare enrollees who were receiving Medicaid-reimbursed personal assistance care in 1996. Results: Of respondents in the sample, 10.3% (185 of 1,902 alive through 1996) had Medicaid claims for personal assistance care. The mean was 46.1 hr/ week for reported hours and 40.1 hr/week for administrative claims. Accuracy of reported hours was evident in a high correlation (r = .91; p < .001) between respondent reports and authorized claims, and a consistently high and mostly constant ratio of billed to reported hours across all categories of activities of daily living disability. Implications: In this urban, low income, and mostly minority sample, older adults' reports of weekly formal care hours were valid when matched against administrative records. Respondent reports of formal care hours were valid even in complex care situations.Key Words: Home care, Long-term care, Concordance, Administrative records, Epidemiology Descriptors: Epidemiology, Low Income, Human Resources

Jensen, Gail A.; Morrisey, Michael A. (2004). Are Healthier Older Adults Choosing Managed Care?, Gerontologist. Purpose: We attempt to determine whether older workers and early retirees avoid managed care plans and to explore whether health plan choices are linked to the health status of workers or their spouses. Design and Methods: We use the responses of those born between 1931 and 1941 to the 1994 and 1998 waves of the Health and Retirement Survey. We analyze current workers and early retirees separately, using cross-tabular and multinomial logit techniques. Results: Among older adults with active worker coverage, 60% were enrolled in either a health maintenance organization or preferred provider organization in 1998; 42% of early retirees were enrolled in these plans. Those with a choice of plans were even more likely to be in managed care. When demographic characteristics, time, and differences in the benefits and cost of the various plans offered by an employer are controlled for, health status (measured in a variety of ways) has little bearing on an older worker's choice of health plan. Implications: These findings suggest that older workers choose plans much as younger workers do. Employers are likely to continue to offer managed care as their workers age. The lack of unidirectional findings on health status bodes well for the long-term practicality of managed care under Medicare. Many workers are choosing an insurance type early in their tenure and remaining with that type of plan as they age. Descriptors: Older Workers, Health Insurance, Health Conditions, Health Facilities

Bell, Ronny A.; Quandt, Sara A.; Arcury, Thomas A.; Snively, Beverly M.; Stafford, Jeanette M.; Smith, Shannon L.; Skelly, Anne H. (2005). Primary and Specialty Medical Care Among Ethnically Diverse, Older Rural Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: The ELDER Diabetes Study, Journal of Rural Health. Purpose: Residents in rural communities in the United States, especially ethnic minority group members, have limited access to primary and specialty health care that is critical for diabetes management. This study examines primary and specialty medical care utilization among a rural, ethnically diverse, older adult population with diabetes. Methods: Data were drawn from a cross-sectional face-to-face survey of randomly selected African American (n = 220), Native American (n = 181), and white (n = 297) Medicare beneficiaries >65 years old with diabetes in 2 rural counties in central North Carolina. Participants were asked about utilization of a primary care doctor and of specialists (nutritionist, diabetes specialist, eye doctor, bladder specialist, kidney specialist, heart specialist, foot specialist) in the past year. Findings: Virtually all respondents (99.0%) reported having a primary care doctor and seeing that doctor in the past year. About 42% reported seeing a doctor for diabetes-related care. On average, participants reported seeing 2 specialists in the past year, and 54% reported seeing >1 specialist. Few reported seeing a diabetes specialist (5.7%), nutritionist (10.9%), or kidney specialist (17.5%). African Americans were more likely than others to report seeing a foot specialist (P<.01), while men were more likely than women to have seen a bladder specialist (P =.02), kidney specialist (P =.001), and heart specialist (P =.004), after adjusting for potential confounders. Predictors of the number of specialists seen include gender, education, poverty status, diabetes medication use, and self-rated health. Conclusions: These data indicate low utilization of specialty diabetes care providers across ethnic groups and reflect the importance of primary care providers in diabetes care in rural areas.   [More]  Descriptors: Diabetes, Medical Services

Bell, Ronny A.; Quandt, Sara A.; Arcury, Thomas A.; Snively, Beverly M.; Stafford, Jeanette M.; Smith, Shannon L.; Skelly, Anne H. (2005). Primary and Specialty Medical Care among Ethnically Diverse, Older Rural Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: The ELDER Diabetes Study, Journal of Rural Health. Purpose: Residents in rural communities in the United States, especially ethnic minority group members, have limited access to primary and specialty health care that is critical for diabetes management. This study examines primary and specialty medical care utilization among a rural, ethnically diverse, older adult population with diabetes. Methods: Data were drawn from a cross-sectional face-to-face survey of randomly selected African American (n = 220), Native American (n = 181), and white (n = 297) Medicare beneficiaries more than or equal to 65 years old with diabetes in 2 rural counties in central North Carolina. Participants were asked about utilization of a primary care doctor and of specialists (nutritionist, diabetes specialist, eye doctor, bladder specialist, kidney specialist, heart specialist, foot specialist) in the past year. Findings: Virtually all respondents (99.0%) reported having a primary care doctor and seeing that doctor in the past year. About 42% reported seeing a doctor for diabetes-related care. On average, participants reported seeing 2 specialists in the past year, and 54% reported seeing more than 1 specialist. Few reported seeing a diabetes specialist (5.7%), nutritionist (10.9%), or kidney specialist (17.5%). African Americans were more likely than others to report seeing a foot specialist (P less than 0.01), while men were more likely than women to have seen a bladder specialist (P = 0.02), kidney specialist (P = 0.001), and heart specialist (P = 0.004), after adjusting for potential confounders. Predictors of the number of specialists seen include gender, education, poverty status, diabetes medication use, and self-rated health. Conclusions: These data indicate low utilization of specialty diabetes care providers across ethnic groups and reflect the importance of primary care providers in diabetes care in rural areas.   [More]  Descriptors: Medical Services, Rural Areas, Older Adults, Diabetes

Andreoli, Thomas E. (1999). The Undermining of Academic Medicine, Academe. Discussion of trends in academic medicine focuses on declining support for research, pressures on medical schools to increase clinical revenues, public demands for cheaper care, and rising health-care costs in light of an aging population. Urges establishment of a system of universal health care equivalent to Medicare for all citizens. Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Health Care Costs

Brown, David K. (1999). A Context for Teaching Aging-Related Public Policy, Educational Gerontology. Describes two points of view regarding age-related public programs (Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security): that of devolutionists who would curtail them and safety netters who maintain the government's role is indispensable. Uses Relative Deprivation theory as a framework for teaching public policy about aging. Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Federal Programs, Government Role, Public Policy

Zimmerman, Michael; And Others (1989). Medicare. Indirect Medical Education Payments Are Too High. GAO Report to Congressional Committees. A report to the Congressional Committees examines the variation in Medicare costs and payments among teaching and nonteaching hospitals and identifies factors explaining the variation. Three chapters are as follows: (1) introduction (i.e., the Medicare Program, Medicare payments for inpatient hospital services, objectives, scope, and methodology); (2) factors contributing to higher costs at teaching hospitals (i.e., more costly patient care, factors that explain variations in hospital costs, the estimated effect of graduate medical education on hospital costs); and (3) teaching adjustment factors for fiscal years 1989 and beyond (i.e., average Medicare payments to such hospitals, lowering of teaching adjustment factors, recommendations to Congress). Recommendations include reducing the teaching adjustment factors for fiscal years 1989-95 and for fiscal year 1996 and beyond to the levels shown by the GAO's analysis of Medicare hospital costs and including provisions directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reestimate periodically the effects of graduate medical education on Medicare costs based on the most current hospital cost data. Five appendices are statistics on factors affecting Medicare operating cost per discharge (fiscal year 1985), a description of factors used in hospital cost analysis, comments from the Department of HHS, comments from the Association of American Medical Colleges; and a list of major contributors to the report. Tables are included.   [More]  Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Cost Effectiveness, Graduate Medical Education, Health Care Costs

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. (1987). Medicare: Comparison of Catastrophic Health Insurance Proposals–An Update. Briefing Report to the Chairman, Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives. This document updates a recent report by the General Accounting Office (GAO) which compared Medicare catastrophic health insurance proposals. The update includes H.R. 2470, as passed by the House of Representatives and S. 1127, as reported by the Senate Committee on Finance. An introduction explains the roles of Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration, Medigap insurances, and out-of-pocket expenses in paying for catastrophic health care. The GAO analyses of the potential effects of S. 1127 and H.R. 2470 on out-of-pocket costs are described and the extent to which 12 other legislative proposals would fill remaining gaps in Medicare coverage is highlighted. Analyses are presented in five tables that show the out-of-pocket liability for Medicare beneficiaries currently and under the pending bills for: (1) inpatient hospital services; (2) nursing home care; (3) home health care; (4) Medicare part B services; and (5) services not covered by Medicare. Each table is accompanied by text which includes discussions of the services, Medicare coverage, out-of-pocket expenses, legislative proposals, and GAO comments. A sixth table compares the catastrophic expense protection limits established in the bills. Financing and costs are discussed and presented in the final table. The report concludes that either H.R. 2470 or S. 1127, if enacted, would represent an important step in increasing the health insurance coverage available to the elderly, but that significant gaps would remain.   [More]  Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Health Care Costs

Wynn, Barbara O.; Kawata, Jennifer (2002). Analysis of the Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program Fund Allocations for Indirect Medical Education Costs. This study analyzed issues related to estimating indirect medical education costs specific to pediatric discharges. The Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGNE) program was established to support graduate medical education in children's hospitals. This provision authorizes payments for both direct and indirect medical education costs, which must be estimated. The study used multivariate regression analysis to investigate the effect of residency training programs on pediatric costs per discharge using different measures of teaching intensity, including residents-to-beds and residents-to-average daily census. The study used coefficients from regressions to establish potential allocation formulas for indirect medical education funds that could be used by the CHGME program in lieu of the Medicare formula. An appendix contains a table of cost comparisons. (Contains 17 tables, 1 figure, and 23 references.) Descriptors: Children, Educational Finance, Estimation (Mathematics), Financial Support

Pepper, Claude (1986). The Attempted Dismantling of the Medicare Home Care Benefit. A Report by the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session. This document presents Congressman Claude Pepper's report on the Medicare Home Care Benefit. Section I traces the history of home health care in the United States. Section II offers statistics and general background information about older Americans and Medicare. The beginning of the Medicare home care benefit and its present operation are discussed. Section III on the need for home care considers the issues of long-term care, cost containment, adjusting noninstitutional health care coverage, acute home care, long-term and chronic home care, and care for other populations. Section IV reviews the chronology of the attempted dismantling of the Medicare Home Health Benefit. Section V presents the results of the survey to all home health agencies in the United States. Section VI provides evidence of the cost effectiveness of home care. Section VII gives the results of a national opinion survey measuring public attitudes toward home care. Section VIII lists reasons in favor of home care, section IX contains a summary and conclusions, and section X gives 20 recommendations. The contention of the report is that the administrative restrictions placed on home care providers are punitive and designed to restrict the statutory Medicare benefit, to force providers out of business, or to force them to subsidize Medicare with revenues raised from private contributions of Medicare patients. The questionnaire to all home health agencies in the United States is appended.   [More]  Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Health Needs, Health Programs

Gaines, Gale F. (2001). Beyond Salaries: Employee Benefits for Teachers in the SREB States. This report summarizes teachers' and employers' contribution rates to retirement, Social Security and Medicare, and major medical plans. Several Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have adopted multi-year goals to raise teacher pay, which involves additional costs for benefits tied to those salary increases. These benefits can add thousands of dollars to the cost of paying teachers. The total percentage that benefits add to the cost of teacher salaries is difficult to accurately determine in many SREB states. Contributions for retirement, Social Security, and Medicare are fairly straightforward (assessed as a percentage of the teacher's salary). However, the cost of major medical insurance is not usually tied to salary. Employer contribution rates vary depending on the type of plan and coverage each teacher selects. Determining the cost as a percentage of salary is complicated further because data are not available on many plans offered by local districts. This report presents tables on teacher retirement programs in SREB states (Social Security participation, employer contribution rates, teacher contribution rates, vesting period, benefits formula, and normal retirement provisions); major medical insurance (state plans and annual employer and employee contributions); and employer contributions for selected employee benefits as a percentage of average salary.   [More]  Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Retirement

Helms, Lelia B.; And Others (1994). Funding for Nursing Education under Medicare: A Window of Opportunity, Nursing and Health Care. A bias toward teacher education's model of professional development rather than medicine's has hindered nursing education in using Medicare for clinical teaching. Health care reform provides opportunities for nurse educators to fund graduate programs by assuming an entrepreneurial role. Descriptors: Educational Change, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Graduate Study

Russell, Louise B. (1973). The Impact of the Extended-Care Facility Benefit on Hospital Use and Reimbursements Under Medicare, Journal of Human Resources. Savings in hospital reimbursements through use of extended-care facilities to shorten hospital stays for Medicare patients have more than outweighed the costs of the extended-care facilities.   [More]  Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Economics, Health Facilities, Health Insurance

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The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia

March 31, 2017

by Brian Cloughley

On January 30 NBC News reported that “On a snowy Polish plain dominated by Russian forces for decades, American tanks and troops sent a message to Moscow and demonstrated the firepower of the NATO alliance. Amid concerns that President Donald Trump’s commitment to NATO is wavering, the tanks fired salvos that declared the 28-nation alliance a vital deterrent in a dangerous new world.”

One intriguing aspect of this slanted account are the phrases “dominated by Russian forces for decades” and “vital deterrent” which are used by NBC to imply that Russia yearns, for some unspecified reason, to invade Poland. As is common in the Western media there is no justification or evidence to substantiate the suggestion that Russia is hell-bent on domination, and the fact that US troops are far from home, operating along the Russian border, is regarded as normal behaviour on the part of the world’s “indispensable nation.”

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With your help, women fleeing domestic violence in their home countries for asylum in the U.S. get the legal representation they so desperately need. Read Katia's harrowing story to learn more: firrp.org/2016/11/pro-bono-project-paves-survivors-domestic-violence/

PRO BONO PROJECT PAVES THE WAY FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Help immigrants and refugees in Arizona today! #Didyouknow right now there are approx. 1600 children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona? Learn more: www.firrp.org

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Clients like Andrej, who faced persecution in his home country due to his sexual orientation, need your support. This year on #azgives day defend their rights by donating: www.azgives.org/firrp

From Detainee to Legal Wonk: Andrej's Story

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Some great pictures from last Friday's Client Appreciation Day in Phoenix! A huge thank you to all our clients who came out, we had a great time! …

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Thank you University of Arizona Law for the Law College Association Award for Extraordinary Service to Society. This is the first time the Law College Association honored an organization, instead of an individual. We are honored! …

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Many thanks to the International Association of Defense Counsel for hosting Larry S√°ndigo, Florence Project Pro Bono Program Manager. Larry recently gave a well-attended CLE on immigration relief for abused, abandoned, or neglected immigrant children. As Matt Keenan, Program Chair of the IADC Social Justice Committee said, was a good day for kids who need an advocate!" …

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Look who stopped by our office recently! We were thrilled to host Maria Hinojosa and Fernanda Echavarri from The Futuro Media Group and Latino USA on NPR . Thank you for your important work! …

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We recently expanded our social services team, enabling us to help clients like Cesar settle in to life in the U.S. Read Cesar's story: bit.ly/2m0aDoV

SOCIAL SERVICES TEAM HELPS CLIENTS NAVIGATE COMPLICATED PROCESSES

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We're happy to announce that we're participating in Arizona Gives Day! It's coming up on April 4 check out our page! www.azgives.org/firrp

Arizona Gives Day 2017

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Reposting this important article by Fernanda Santos in The New York Times which illustrates the challenges our clients face in court in the United States. nyti.ms/2ljJ6Qg

It's Children Against Federal Lawyers in Immigration Court

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These Are Children, Not Bad Hombres

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THIS FRIDAY MARCH 3, please join us at the Crescent Ballroom for WE ARE ONE! Community Fundraiser feat Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra . We are honored to be one of three recipients of the funds raised at this event. Thanks to Crescent Ballroom for this wonderful event! Tickets can be purchased here: ticketf.ly/2mabNPl

PHOENIX AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA! WE ARE ONE: A fundraiser to support our immigrant community – Tickets – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ, March 03, 2017 | Ticketfly

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This Smartphone App Helps Undocumented Immigrants With ICE Raids

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Yesterday, the The New York Times editorial board wrote about the Trump Administration's immigration plan, calling it "an assault on American values." …

Mr. Trump's Force' Prepares an Assault on American Values

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The Florence Project's Golden McCarthy will be participating in a Barrett Community Dialogue at ASU on Thursday, February 23, discussing President Trump's immigration order and how it might affect ASU students, as well as other topics related to immigration in 2017. For more information, please see the link below: barretthonors.asu.edu/news-events/upcoming-events/barrett-community-dialogues

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Letters for a Dream

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Letters for a Dream is a grassroots advocacy group, standing up for the rights of the undocumented, and to advocate for the public to communicate with their representatives to incite change.

Please contact your legislators, like our page, and invite your friends to do so as well!

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Act now! #refugeeswelcome
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Tell Senate: Stop the Muslim Ban 2.0

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Here is a short documentary about Hijab made by SCROP from Ifmsa Nl Groningen in collaboration with us, Groningen Feminist Network, Amnesty International, Unicef Groningen and Vrede Jongen. The goal of the documentary is to create awareness and start an open dialogue about this topic. We believe that every woman should have the right to choose whatever she likes to wear, including the Hijab! In order to defend this right, we have created a Hijab project, which this video is part of.
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ICE Detainee with Tumor Removed from Texas Hospital: Lawyer

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Erik McGregor – Photojournalist

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From Hotspots to Repatriation Centres: How Italy Gets tough on Immigration Policies

From Hotspots to Repatriation Centres: How Italy Gets tough on Immigration Policies

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Federal judge declines to renew restraining order on Trump travel ban

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Will Trump be Prosecuted for War Crimes?
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via "Huffington Post

Consequences for President Donald Trump's rhetoric differ substantively from those of Candidate Trump as such may affect his personal culpability over potential crimes under international law and now that he is Commander in Chief. Incitement may be enough to create criminal culpability. — Read MORE —
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Abbie Jenkins

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I'm not entirely sure what I can do to help the cause, but I wrote this song as a way of promoting my views and hopefully as a way of getting the message out to others too. …

Abbie Jenkins – Freedom

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Amnesty International USA Migrants' Rights

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Protests against the Muslim ban are happening across the country. Humanity is calling but President Donald J. Trump isn't listening. Tell your member of Congress to answer the call: bit.ly/iWelcomeAIUSA

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Amnesty International USA Migrants' Rights

Amnesty International USA Migrants' Rights

Amnesty International USA Migrants' Rights

Don Lieber

Don Lieber

Immigrant rights are human rights, it's about love.

Love Train

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Janet Garcia

Janet Garcia

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Instagram models accused of 'un-Islamic acts' are being imprisoned in Iran

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Womens Rights

Womens Rights

This is important to us all because the International Court of Justice and Human Rights must act now to prevent women from being physically tortured. They have to act on behalf of all women to change the way women are treated and provide compensation for women who have been abused by the government. Women must be free to express and not be forced into prostitution. Government and politicians use women like business, by taking away their human rights and using their bodies. They are taking advantage of unemployment, whenever they want. They don't respect their property, and their aren't given any jobs and rights away from their properties.
Rape is illegal but women are being raped in many countries, sometimes in front of their own families. The rapists deliberately don't wear condoms infecting women with STIs. This is about power and violence. Girls and women are blamed by the society. They are slaves. Please support this cause for your sister, daughter and granddaughter. Like the page Rights"and Share it with your friends or family.

When i was talking with the authority, he came to me and told me why do you want to suffer because of women. I realized he doesn't know that it affects him as well.
He does not understand that over controlling them causes trouble which affects him. Putting the rules of her not having any relationship with people around you also causes problems. I found that he doesn't understand that the authorized gets charged for developing relationships with workers. That is the life that he is challenged.no one has a right over their life. Only one person I found that understands the rights. He was a dictator however never involved in human rights. Because he knew they affected him He joined all the tribe and respected his life as well as rights. The job shouldn't eliminate a person's life and during work time a person should respect what she does.. and when you finish work the job should respect your life. He was a dictator but he never interferes with human rights because he enjoyed it as well.
No one was judging him that he was with a particular person which is caused by all of this is jealousy and selfishness It caused the problem to be killed and raped. If they had right this wouldn't be happening . Even the killer also end up in prison.
Support women rights for your wife and sisters to have rights , your sons will have rights as well

Please go to like page click the link open m.facebook.com/Womens-Rights-295712863940170/?ref=bookmarks

Womens Rights

This page for women's rights, and I hope to see it, and to tell me your opinion about that

Womens Rights

Womens Rights

This is important to us all because the International Court of Justice and Human Rights must act now to prevent women from being physically tortured. They have to act on behalf of all women to change the way women are treated and provide compensation for women who have been abused by the government. Women must be free to express and not be forced into prostitution. Government and politicians use women like business, by taking away their human rights and using their bodies. They are taking advantage of unemployment, whenever they want. They don't respect their property, and their aren't given any jobs and rights away from their properties.
Rape is illegal but women are being raped in many countries, sometimes in front of their own families. The rapists deliberately don't wear condoms infecting women with STIs. This is about power and violence. Girls and women are blamed by the society. They are slaves. Please support this cause for your sister, daughter and granddaughter. Like the page Rights"and Share it with your friends or family.

When i was talking with the authority, he came to me and told me why do you want to suffer because of women. I realized he doesn't know that it affects him as well.
He does not understand that over controlling them causes trouble which affects him. Putting the rules of her not having any relationship with people around you also causes problems. I found that he doesn't understand that the authorized gets charged for developing relationships with workers. That is the life that he is challenged.no one has a right over their life. Only one person I found that understands the rights. He was a dictator however never involved in human rights. Because he knew they affected him He joined all the tribe and respected his life as well as rights. The job shouldn't eliminate a person's life and during work time a person should respect what she does.. and when you finish work the job should respect your life. He was a dictator but he never interferes with human rights because he enjoyed it as well.
No one was judging him that he was with a particular person which is caused by all of this is jealousy and selfishness It caused the problem to be killed and raped. If they had right this wouldn't be happening . Even the killer also end up in prison.
Support women rights for your wife and sisters to have rights , your sons will have rights as well

Please go to like page click the link open m.facebook.com/Womens-Rights-295712863940170/?ref=bookmarks

Amnesty International USA Migrants' Rights

Amnesty International USA Migrants' Rights

World leaders must offer more safe routes so refugees are not at risk of gender based violence amn.st/60168y5QE #IWelcome #16days …

Solving the refugee crisis starts with one clear statement: I welcome refugees.

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New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice shared a link. …

American Citizen Trapped in ICE Jail

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Armando Aviles

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New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

FYI – the government wants our local law enforcement resources to support this. #HereToStay …

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New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice shared ACLU Nationwide 's post. …

ACLU Nationwide

the Trump administration's bluster and threats, the federal government cannot coerce local police into becoming deportation agents, and should not try to scare local authorities into taking illegal actions that undermine public safety and subject them to liability. Police and municipal officials have been sticking by their decisions to do what's best for the safety of their communities, and we will continue to stand with them in court to defend those lawful choices."–ACLU lawyer Omar Jadwat.

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice shared Define American 's post. …

Define American

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey now has more 287g contracts than Texas…. …

ACLU of New Jersey

The number of local law enforcement agencies that have contracts to act as ICE agents has plummeted over the years, and for good reason: it jeopardizes public safety to make people feels as though local officials are looking out for federal interests, not their city's residents.

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice shared Make the Road New Jersey 's post. …

Make the Road New Jersey

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice shared Fusion 's Veteran to Be Deported to Mexico . …

"If my son gets deported, that's sending him directly to his death sentence."

A federal judge ordered an army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan be deported back to Mexico for a nonviolent drug offense:

Fusion

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice shared Black Alliance for Just Immigration 's post. …

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

this was about immigration, then the undocumented Irish and European folks would be a part of the roundups. The people being deported are from Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. So, this is about keeping America white, not making America great."

-Tia Oso, BAJI National Organizer

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice shared Faith in New Jersey 's post. …

Faith in New Jersey

Faith in Camden County supporting undocumented immigrants!

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Tell a friend. #HereToStay …

Define American

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Justice is on our side! ¬°La justicia esta a nuestro lado! #NoBanNoWallNoRaids #HereToStay …

'Fight isn't over' advocates say despite freeze on Trump's revised travel ban

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New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Emergency press conference at Newark Intern …

Emergency Press Conference at Newark International Airport – C…

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

National Immigration Law Center

BREAKING: The #MuslimBan has been blocked again! A nationwide temporary restraining order was issued moments ago in the Hawaii lawsuit.

Mahalo, Hawaii!

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Supporting Immigrants at a Time of Crisis, A public educational meeting.

We will discuss the Legal Issues, the Realities of Detention, and Strategies for Advocacy and Protection for those in Bergen County who want to get involved on immigration issues.

Immigration: The Current Laws and Regulations – Nicole Miller, Legal Service Director, AFSC Immigrant Rights Program

The Realities of Detention – Sally Pillay, Program Director, First Friends of NJ & NY

Strategies for Protection – Sanctuary, Rapid Response and others – Johanna Calle, Program Coordinator, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

There will opportunity for discussion and planning follow up meetings to implement strategies.

Sponsored by the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

Tuesday, March 28th 7:30 pm
The Ethical Culture Society
687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck (corner of North Street)
For information, call (201) 836-5187 …

March 28, 2017, 7:30pm – March 28, 2017, 8:30pm

Supporting Immigrants at a Time of Crisis, A public educational meeting.

We will discuss the Legal Issues, the Realities of Detention, and Strategies for Advocacy and Protection for those in Bergen County who want to get involved on immigration issues.

Immigration: The Current Laws and Regulations – Nicole Miller, Legal Service Director, AFSC Immigrant Rights Program

The Realities of Detention – Sally Pillay, Program Director, First Friends of NJ & NY

Strategies for Protection – Sanctuary, Rapid Response and others – Johanna Calle, Program Coordinator, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

There will opportunity for discussion and planning follow up meetings to implement strategies.

Sponsored by the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

Tuesday, March 28th 7:30 pm

The Ethical Culture Society

687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck (corner of North Street)

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0 goes into affect on March 16, 2017. Join us at the Newark Airport, Terminal B, International Arrivals, to show our support for our Muslim brothers and sisters. We will not be a country that bans immigrants and refugees. We will not stand for hatred and bigotry.

El bloqueo musulman 2.0 de Trump comienza el 16 de marzo del 2017. Acompañanos el el terminal B, llegadas internacionales del aereopuerto de Newark, para apoyar a nuestros hermanos y hermanas muslumanes. No seremos un pais que bloquea a inmigrantes y refugiados. No apoyamos al odio y intolerancia.

Co-Sponsors: Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) NJ, Bluewave NJ, Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council (UCICC) …

March 16, 2017, 11:00am – March 16, 2017, 11:00am

Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0 goes into affect on March 16, 2017. Join us at the Newark Airport, Terminal B, International Arrivals, to show our support for our Muslim brothers and sisters. We will not be a country that bans immigrants and refugees. We will not stand for hatred and bigotry.

El bloqueo musulman 2.0 de Trump comienza el 16 de marzo del 2017. Acompañanos el el terminal B, llegadas internacionales del aereopuerto de Newark, para apoyar a nuestros hermanos y hermanas muslumanes. No seremos un pais que bloquea a inmigrantes y refugiados. No apoyamos al odio y intolerancia.

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Immigration is a complex issue, let's get informed before we demonize immigrant communities. #HereToStay …

Opinion: Complex Truths Versus Simple Thinking About the Undocumented – NJ Spotlight

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APP Opinion

APP Opinion

Here is an editorial on fears of an increase in anti-Semitism across the country. You might find it of interest. …

EDITORIAL: Anti-Semitism, and a campaign of hate

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New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Our friends at AFSC Immigrant Rights Program supporting one of our own! …

UndocuBlack Network

This is what community support looks like!

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice shared Southern Poverty Law Center 's post. …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Last week Fatima's dad was arrested driving her to school. The moment she came in the door, school administration sprang into action.

They started calling attorneys. They started calling the press. They organized a rally for her dad's release. They organized a fundraiser so Fatima's family could get by in the meantime.

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Tomorrow in Newark! ¬°Mañana en Newark! …

March 10, 2017, 8:30am – March 10, 2017, 9:30am

Join us to hold vigil until Catalino Guerrero is safely returned to his family from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement check-in Newark, New Jersey. Catalino is a 25-year resident of the United States with four grandchildren and a member of Union City's St. Augustine Parish.

Mr. Guerrero was recently ordered to report for a check-in at the Newark Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 10, at 10 am, to determine if he should be removed from the United States.

If Mr. Guerrero is deported it would be absurd and immoral as he is far from being a threat either to the community or to national security. Mr. Guerrero does not have a criminal record and was granted a stay of removal in 2013 and 2014 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

What: Join the vigil to stop the deportation of Catalino

When: March 10, at 9am

Who: Catalino's family, members of the community and faith leaders

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Today! Share widely. …

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Let's stand with Catalino this Friday! Acompañemos a Catalino este Viernes! #HereToStay #YNosQuedamos …

March 10, 2017, 8:30am – March 10, 2017, 9:30am

Join us to hold vigil until Catalino Guerrero is safely returned to his family from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement check-in Newark, New Jersey. Catalino is a 25-year resident of the United States with four grandchildren and a member of Union City's St. Augustine Parish.

Mr. Guerrero was recently ordered to report for a check-in at the Newark Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 10, at 10 am, to determine if he should be removed from the United States.

If Mr. Guerrero is deported it would be absurd and immoral as he is far from being a threat either to the community or to national security. Mr. Guerrero does not have a criminal record and was granted a stay of removal in 2013 and 2014 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

What: Join the vigil to stop the deportation of Catalino

When: March 10, at 9am

Who: Catalino's family, members of the community and faith leaders

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice is hosting a Community Education Forum on the Status of Immigrant Rights in Hudson County in order to educate allies, fellow activists, community leaders, organizers and others on the status of immigrant rights as they relate to Hudson County. Come trace the history of immigrant rights in Hudson County and learn more about the county-level policies that are adversely affecting Hudson County's immigrant community, the inclusive policies that are being driven, ways to strategize/organize together and actions to take moving forward.

Speakers include:
– Johanna Calle, Program Coordinator at the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice
– Serges Demefack, End Detention and Deportation Coordinator at the American Friends Service Committee
– TBA, local Immigrant Rights Community Leader/Organizer

Transportation:
– CEUS is a nine block walk from the Bergenline Light Rail Station in Union City (for those coming from Jersey City).
– Parking is available at North Bergen City Hall on the other side of the CEUS building.

This event is cosponsored by: American Friends Service Committees (AFSC), CEUS and Hudson Civic Action.

To RSVP, please email dmansour@njimmigrantjustice.org

March 18, 2017, 2:00pm – March 18, 2017, 3:00pm

The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice is hosting a Community Education Forum on the Status of Immigrant Rights in Hudson County in order to educate allies, fellow activists, community leaders, organizers and others on the status of immigrant rights as they relate to Hudson County. Come trace the history of immigrant rights in Hudson County and learn more about the county-level policies that are adversely affecting Hudson County's immigrant community, the inclusive policies that are being driven, ways to strategize/organize together and actions to take moving forward.

Speakers include:

– Johanna Calle, Program Coordinator at the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

– Serges Demefack, End Detention and Deportation Coordinator at the American Friends Service Committee

– TBA, local Immigrant Rights Community Leader/Organizer

Transportation:

– CEUS is a nine block walk from the Bergenline Light Rail Station in Union City (for those coming from Jersey City).

– Parking is available at North Bergen City Hall on the other side of the CEUS building.

This event is cosponsored by: American Friends Service Committees (AFSC), CEUS and Hudson Civic Action.

APP Opinion

APP Opinion

Here is an editorial on the new travel restrictions. You might find it of interest. …

EDITORIAL: New travel rules better, but still extreme

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DON'T FORGET: Make the Road NewJersey is offering FREE legal services TODAY for individuals seeking help with their U.S. citizenship applications. See details below. ...

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Have you checked us out? The NJAIJ works to protect the human, civil and labor rights of New Jersey’s immigrants. ow.ly/AaWR30dIXYR ...

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Imprisoned for 27 years, Mandela remained the most powerful voice rallying worldwide support for the long struggle against South Africa’s racist policies. The world responded to his call by building a resolute anti-apartheid campaign here and abroad. ...

Imprisoned for 27 years, Mandela remained the most powerful voice rallying worldwide support for the long struggle against South Africa’s racist policies. The world responded to his call by building a resolute anti-apartheid campaign here and abroad. The struggle for racial equality in South Africa strongly resonated with AFSC and its partners who united to support economic sanctions, boycotts, protest marches, fundraisers, and other actions pressuring the South African government. Today on #MandelaDay, for two hours starting at 12:15pm ET we will be amplifying the voices of young Palestinians in Gaza who will share the impact of the Israeli blockade on their lives. Please join us: afsc.org/iamgaza #IamGaza #GazaUnlocked

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Instead of funding deportations, I want my taxes to fund ____... fill in the blank! #DefundHate #NJAIJ #UnitedWeDream ...

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News to know: Please stay informed about possible changes coming to #DACA. ...

🚨 #HereToStay Alert! 🚨 Here are the things you need to know at this moment about #DACA! We can't stay still and just wait for the worst. Share this information and Take action with us: bit.ly/2t8NkhF

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In case you couldn't make it to this week's Hudson County Freeholder's meeting, here's one testimony from our member organization explaining why the 287g program is a bad deal for Hudson County tax payers. ...

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Congratulations to NJAIJ's very own Johanna Calle for being recognized in the ACLU-NJ Civil Liberties Reporter newsletter! Read about the work she has done to protect the rights of immigrants living in New Jersey. #NJAIJ #ACLU #Advocacy #ImmigrantJustice ...

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The Estrada Family needs your help. Jose Estrada has a check-in with ICE on 7/7/17 and we are asking community organizations, members of the community, communities of faith to join and support this family on this day. Jose is facing imminent deportation. Shared via First Friends of NJ & NY. ...

Together we can

July 7, 2017, 8:30am - July 7, 2017, 9:30am

The Estrada Family needs your help. Jose Estrada has a check-in with ICE on 7/717 and we are asking community organizations, members of the community, communities of faith to join and support this family on this day. Jose is facing imminent deportation. He is a Guatemalan immigrant who has made New Jersey his home after he was forced to leave Guatemala due to threats and gang violence he was facing in his native land. Let's show them that they are not alone!He is the father of 3 U.S. children. Jose has done everything to keep his family together. He has done everything a good father must do to raise his children well.

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Don't forget about our call to action tomorrow at 12:30 pm!
We will meet at 567 Pavonia Avenue, 1st Floor, Jersey, City, New Jersey. PLEASE SHARE! #Justice4Rolando #Justice4All

Hudson County Jail has contracts with ICE and has been participating in violations of human and civil rights due to this relationship. Recently, Rolando Meza passed away while in custody in Hudson County Jail after having been detained wrongfully by ICE.

Hudson County must end this relationship and prevent these incidents from happening again. Rolando's family deserve justice and the people of Hudson County deserve transparency and a county that puts the needs of their residents over their relationship with federal immigration agencies.
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Justice in Hudson - Freeholder Meeting

July 12, 2017, 12:45pm - July 12, 2017, 2:00pm

Join advocates, allies, residents to demand justice in Hudson County at the Hudson County Freeholder Board Meeting. Hudson County Jail has contracts with ICE and has been participating in violations of human and civil rights due to this relationship. Recently, Rolando Meza passed away while in custody in Hudson County Jail after having been detained wrongfully by ICE. Hudson County must end this relationship and prevent these incidents from happening again. Rolando's family deserve justice and the people of Hudson County deserve transparency and a county that puts the needs of their residents over their relationship with federal immigration agencies.

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Join advocates, allies, residents to demand justice in Hudson County at the Hudson County Freeholder Board Meeting.

Hudson County Jail has contracts with ICE and has been participating in violations of human and civil rights due to this relationship. Recently, Rolando Meza passed away while in custody in Hudson County Jail after having been detained wrongfully by ICE.

Hudson County must end this relationship and prevent these incidents from happening again. Rolando's family deserve justice and the people of Hudson County deserve transparency and a county that puts the needs of their residents over their relationship with federal immigration agencies.
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Justice in Hudson - Freeholder Meeting

July 12, 2017, 12:45pm - July 12, 2017, 2:00pm

Join advocates, allies, residents to demand justice in Hudson County at the Hudson County Freeholder Board Meeting. Hudson County Jail has contracts with ICE and has been participating in violations of human and civil rights due to this relationship. Recently, Rolando Meza passed away while in custody in Hudson County Jail after having been detained wrongfully by ICE. Hudson County must end this relationship and prevent these incidents from happening again. Rolando's family deserve justice and the people of Hudson County deserve transparency and a county that puts the needs of their residents over their relationship with federal immigration agencies.

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Ya tienes tu ID municipal de Elizabeth? Puedes aplicar en la biblioteca central 11 South Broad St, Elizabeth, NJ sin cita. Para más información y el horario, mira este link: elizabethnj.org/elizabeth-municipal-id-program

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Make the Road New Jersey is offering FREE legal services for individuals seeking help with their U.S. citizenship applications. The citizenship clinic will happen on Wednesday, July 19 at 4 pm. The event will take place at the Bonell Court in Union, NJ. Confirmation is required.

Make the Road New Jersey está ofreciendo servicios legales para las personas que buscan ayuda con sus solicitudes de ciudadanía. El evento es el miércoles, 19 de julio a las 4 pm en Union, NJ. Se requiere confirmación.
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HAPPENING NEXT WEEK: Join the ACLU of NJ next week, Wednesday, July 12 at 12:00 pm sharp! Our member organization will be rallying outside of the statehouse to tell Governor Christie to sign A-4927. This bill would expand the NJ Family Leave Insurance Program. See the link below to learn more! ...

Expand NJ Family Leave Insurance Now!

July 12, 2017, 12:00pm - July 12, 2017, 12:00pm

It is time to improve paid family leave in New Jersey! Bill A4927 will strengthen and expand the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance program and is now sitting on Governor Christie's desk! The bill includes a number of improvements to NJ Family Leave Insurance Program: - Higher wage replacement, - Increased weeks of leave available (from 6 to 12 weeks), - Expanded job protections, - Additional family covered for caregiving (grandparents, grandchildren, parent in laws, & siblings) On WEDNESDAY, July 12, on the steps of the Trenton Statehouse Annex, join NJ families - parents, children, grandparents, - and advocates to tell Governor Christie to sign A-4927 and ensure that the NJ Family Leave Insurance program works for everyone in our state. We all pay for the program - we should all benefit from it! If you have a story to share about your experience with New Jersey's Family Leave Insurance program, we want to hear from you! Please share a short summary here! www.njtimetocare.org/story-bank Don't forget to click below to tell the Gov here what you think about paid family leave in NJ! org2.salsalabs.com/o/5699/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25043

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Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families shared Unfinished Sentences / Oraciones Incompletas 's photo. …

More than 1000 civilians were killed by Salvadoran troops in El Mozote and surrounding towns over several days during December 1982. Today's proceedings are a major step forward for the first human rights trial following the repeal of El Salvador's controversial amnesty law last summer.

Photo via Due Process of Law Foundation

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families shared a link. …

A Janitor Preserves the Seized Belongings of Migrants

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Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

PACK THE COURT, LA! …

March 23, 2017, 8:00am – March 23, 2017, 12:00pm

Come support Valeria de la Luz, a transwomxn from Mexico previously held at the Orange County Jail and now in ICE custody at Santa Ana City Jail.

This is her last court to appeal her asylum and be released from Santa Ana City Jail!

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families shared Black Alliance for Just Immigration 's post. …

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

this was about immigration, then the undocumented Irish and European folks would be a part of the roundups. The people being deported are from Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. So, this is about keeping America white, not making America great."

-Tia Oso, BAJI National Organizer

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families shared Define American 's post. …

Define American

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families shared Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement 's event. …

March 15, 2017, 6:00pm – March 15, 2017, 10:00pm

!!!PLEASE ARRIVE BETWEEN 5P-6P. PROGRAM BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 6!!!

üî•FREE POSTERS TO BE DISTRIBUTED AT 8PM AT GRAND PARKüî•

Join local organizations, groups, collectives and autonomous organizers in the Los Angeles area for Black Trans Liberation Rally, including but not limited to:

Casa De Solidaria

Gender Justice LA

National Lawyers Guild

The Ovas/ La Conxa

Papalotl Brown Berets

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

LACAN

Youth Justice Coalition

Immigrant Youth Coalition

Trans Undocumented Rapid Response Network(TURRN)

Smash Fascism LA

and many many unaffiliated, autonomous individuals

State-based violence is not new to our Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Two Spirit and Queer communities, especially queer and trans Black, and Indigenous people. Our ancestors for centuries have been disrespected, ignored, caged, abused, and subject to deadly violence since the formation of the American national identity. Stories of family members disappearing in police custody, violent backlash and attacks to silence and suppress us, and twisted politicians using our bodies for political gain are all too familiar.

And while the new political realities in the US and the rise of fascism around the world have many calling for unity, bold action and even revolution, we continue to see the transphobia, misogyny, xenophobia, anti blackness and racism that is at the root of Trump's power reflected back to us in our own community and in the growing movement to resist Trump's agenda. This year is on track to be the most dangerous year yet for trans women of color — even more violent than 2016, and 2015 before that.

So far in 2017, seven of our sisters have lost their lives to horrific acts of violence. These Black and native trans women's lives were in jeopardy on multiple levels before November 8th and threats have only increased since. However, despite the hyper-visible outrage against anti-woman and anti-LGBT policies led and inspired by the Trump administration, the loss of Mesha Caldwell, Jaquarrius Holland, Chyna Doll Depree, JoJo Striker, Ciara McElveen, Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, Tiara Richmond, and the calls for action from trans women in our community have been met with telling silence.

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This rally is at a public park in downtown LA. This means, most likely there will be loud noise & people possibly smoking near by.

To respect our people and community with multiple Chemical/scent sensitivities (MCS), we request that people come scent free (not using scented products) OR, as much as possible. Please try to have/wear very low scent on. You are supporting others who may suffer from seizures, asthma attacks, migraines and multiple other nervous and respiratory health emergencies. to reveiw scent free products/accessibility check out: www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15

There are a number of benches and we will provide chairs reserved for elders and disabled folks. There will also be some seating on the sides of the sidewalk. The sidewalk may get very crowded at times so look out for our community care/safety team (we will announce these folks at the rally), if you need assistance. There will also be multiple areas to join in at rally that won't be as crowded. Lastly, we will provide rides for those who may need it (which will be announced at the rally as well).

We are currently waiting for confirmation from an ASL interpreter and please let us know if you need a spanish interpreter. If you would like to volunteer your services as an ASL interpreter or another interpreter, please contact asap!

We are encouraging folks to bring their own snacks and water! We will have some water & snacks for low-income folks, elders and those who need some energy.

Bathrooms are available at park and are wheelchair accessible. (we will let you know if they are gendered, asap).

*please note that there may be smoke (sage & sweetgrass) used in ceremony and possibly loud noise from drummers.

Getting Here:

Grand Park is located in Downtown Los Angeles. Grand Park stretches from The Music Center on the west to City Hall on the east between First and Temple streets. With close proximity to major freeways and major public transportation hubs, Grand Park is an easy and fun destination for all!

Parking for Grand Park is available in Lot 10 on N Broadway between First Street and Temple Street. Parking lot address is 145 N. Broadway, Los Angeles with entrances on Broadway and on Hill St. The Lot 10 parking rate is $3.50 per 15 minutes, or $20.00 maximum per day, and $10.00 on evenings.

TAKING THE METRO is quick and easy with these simple directions: Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station or the Gold Line to Union Station or Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Plan your best route using the Trip Planner.

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