• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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    "Decisional Capacity"

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    38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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Medicaid Expansion

States That Expanded Medicaid Saw Steeper Drops in Uninsurance Rates in 2014 and 2015

In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the rate of low-income adults lacking health insurance dropped 7.5 percentage points more than the same measure in non-expansion states by 2015, according to a study in the May 2017 issue of Health Affairs.

Researchers analyzed federal survey results for more than 97,000 low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who either lived in states that expanded Medicaid in 2014 or in states that did not expand Medicaid in either 2014 or 2015.

While low-income adults in all states gained health insurance between 2013 and 2015, the rate of uninsurance fell by 18.2 percentage points in expansion states and 10.7 percentage points in non-expansion states.

Survey respondents in expansion states were also significantly more likely to report their health insurance coverage was better in both 2014 and 2015, compared to respondents in non-expansion states. Access the abstract.