Us Turn Healthcare Disparity
Into Healthcare Equality
You can help us in four ways.
1. Support NACDEP:
The National Coalition for Dually Eligible People welcomes everyone
who believes all elderly and disabled Medicare beneficiaries deserve
first-class access to health care regardless of race, sex, or income.
Send us your e-mails and letters of support. Place this issue on your
organization's agenda. Help us make first-class medical access for all
elderly and disabled citizens a reality.
2. Gather information:
There are large bodies of information on people who have either Medicare
or Medicaid, but relatively little information on people who
have both Medicare and Medicaid.
I have been unable to find any current federal government document
listing of the states that pay crossover payments, and the states that
do not. Nor have I located information about the impact that the elimination
of crossover payments has had on each state and its citizens.
If you have information about dually eligible people in your state,
please tell us about it. NACDEP will use your information to establish
a central clearinghouse for information relating to the almost 7.5 million
dually eligible people across the United States.
3. Educate policymakers:
The connection between decreased access for dually eligible people
and our expanding Medicare and Medicaid budgets has been overlooked
for too long. Eliminating funding for dually eligible people decreases
access for these people and increases social and financial costs for
our entire society.
Educating state and national policymakers along with leaders of professional
and civic organizations about this issue is important to the future
of dually eligible people and to the financing of our entire healthcare
Dually eligible people are Medicare beneficiaries who have worked,
paid taxes, and earned their full Medicare benefits. Turning
Medicare into a two-tiered, discriminatory benefit system creates disparities
in access to health care and harms us all.
4. Help us with your donation:
NACDEP, the National Coalition for Dually Eligible People, is dedicated
to improving access and healthcare delivery for dually eligible people
-- "the elderly and disabled poor."
We are a not-for-profit Louisiana educational organization, and are
supported solely by donations. NACDEP is recognized by the Internal
Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) educational organization and all donations
are tax deductible. Help us continue this valuable work. By working
together we can make a difference in the health care of our most vulnerable
citizens, as well as improve our nation's healthcare financing.
Help us turn healthcare disparity into healthcare equality for these
vulnerable people. Send your tax deductible donation to:
National Coalition for Dually Eligible People
506 Short Street
New Orleans, LA 70118