Second-Class Medicare for Dually Eligible People Violates Civil Rights, Worsens Disparities, and Harms Millions
Louisiana Asks Congress to Stop Healthcare Discrimination for Five Million Dually Eligible People with Medicare and Medicaid
- Louisiana House and Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 173 – Part 1, Part 2
- NACDEP Letter to the Louisiana Congressional Delegation
New Orleans City Council Rejects Louisiana Healthcare Discrimination
- City Council President Statement
- Part 1. YouTube Presentation, Sheldon Hersh, MD
- Part 2. YouTube Presentation, Sheldon Hersh, MD
Louisiana Healthcare Agency Penalizes Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes
Healthcare Discrimination in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Nationwide
NACDEP office reopens in Central City New Orleans.
August 29, 2005
Hurricane Katrina destroys NACDEP office in Mid-City New Orleans.
NACDEP President, Sheldon Hersh, MD, presents “Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries: Who Are They, and Why Should We Care?” at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting.
NACDEP President, Sheldon Hersh, MD, receives Louisiana Geriatrics Society Leadership Award.
A Federal Crossover Program for Primary Care Services for Dually Eligible People, which Costs Less than 2% of the National Governors Association Proposal
NACDEP Improves Access to Home Health Services for 104,000 Dually Eligible People in Louisiana
The Story in Slides: Dually Eligible with Medicare and Medicaid
- Part 1. Notes to the Presentation
- Part 2. View the Slide Presentation
Dually Eligible People With Medicare and Medicaid, “The Elderly and Disabled Poor”, Sheldon Hersh, MD, New Orleans, Louisiana
Dually Eligible People with Medicare and Medicaid.
“Turning healthcare disparity into healthcare equality while saving healthcare dollars”
NACDEP, the National Coalition for Dually Eligible People, https://nacdep.org
Dually Eligible People with Medicare and Medicaid — At the Center of the Next Debate:
Because of their medical frailty, their social and racial demographics, their great expense, and their expanding growth rate, dually eligible people — “the elderly and disabled poor” — will occupy a central position in the upcoming debates over national healthcare financing and disparities in health care in the 21st century.
Sheldon M Hersh, MD
Louisiana Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003
Excerpts from the Paper
Poverty, disability, and minorities are linked.
“Poverty, disability, and minorities are linked. A government policy that decreases reimbursement for Medicare beneficiaries because they are disabled and poor causes disproportionate harm to dually eligible African Americans.”
Most major American cities have neighborhoods that mirror New Orleans neighborhoods.
“Most major American cities, including Cleveland, New York, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, have poor, racially and residentially segregated neighborhoods that mirror New Orleans neighborhoods.”
Save millions of dollars for states and billions for our nation…
“Identifying these vulnerable people and improving their access to physician care in the community can save millions of dollars for states and billions for our nation.”