NACDEP Archives

January 2022
Second-Class Medicare for Dually Eligible People Violates Civil Rights, Worsens Disparities, and Harms Millions

July 2009
Louisiana Asks Congress to Stop Healthcare Discrimination for Five Million Dually Eligible People with Medicare and Medicaid

December 2008
New Orleans City Council Rejects Louisiana Healthcare Discrimination

November 2008
Louisiana Healthcare Agency Penalizes Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes

August 2008
Healthcare Discrimination in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Nationwide

August 2006
NACDEP office reopens in Central City New Orleans.

August 29, 2005
Hurricane Katrina destroys NACDEP office in Mid-City New Orleans.

May 2005
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.

December 2004
NACDEP President, Sheldon Hersh, MD, receives Louisiana Geriatrics Society Leadership Award.

June 2003
A Federal Crossover Program for Primary Care Services for Dually Eligible People, which Costs Less than 2% of the National Governors Association Proposal

April 2003
The Medicare Part B Privacy Policy Decreases Access to Health Care for Frail, Elderly and Disabled People

February 2003
NACDEP Improves Access to Home Health Services for 104,000 Dually Eligible People in Louisiana

February 2003
The Story in Slides: Dually Eligible with Medicare and Medicaid

Dually Eligible People With Medicare and Medicaid, “The Elderly and Disabled Poor”, Sheldon Hersh, MD, New Orleans, Louisiana
July 2002
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,

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.”