Why Medicaid Matters for the Aging Community

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Want to know what proposed changes to Medicaid would mean for older adults and the State of CA? These changes could drastically affect LTSS, long-term services and supports, which supports the most vulnerable older adults. Please see the link below from our national partner, NCOA. If you’re not sure what Medicaid is or who it … Continue reading

Medicaid Funding Caps Would Harm Older Americans

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Recent months have seen increased discussion of proposals to cap federal Medicaid spending. Under these proposals, the federal government would provide limited funding through either block grants or per capita payments to states, and states would have broad discretion to set their own Medicaid standards. A new issue brief from Justice in Aging explains how … Continue reading

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a Replacement Hurts Seniors

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by Jennifer Goldberg, Justice in Aging Directing Attorney Every day, whether seniors need to see a doctor, receive care in their home, or pay for prescription drugs, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are lifelines for older adults. However, the entire health care system upon which older adults rely is at risk in … Continue reading

Join the Convo: #StandWithSeniors

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There will be much decision-making and discussion, in coming weeks and months, regarding  issues and programs that affect older Americans and their families. NCOA, our national partner in education and advocacy, launched Straight Talk for Seniors® to provide information for older adults, their families, caregivers, and the professionals who serve them on key policy concerns involving the Affordable Care … Continue reading

Health Network Alert

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Older adults rely on Medicaid, Medicare, and programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to get the health care they need. As Congress begins work to repeal the ACA, it’s important to understand how changes to the ACA will dramatically alter these programs, jeopardizing the care seniors rely on to stay healthy. Because of the … Continue reading

Call To Action: Reach Out to Your Members to Advocate for Aging Programs TODAY

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Please complete the 2 Action Steps provided below TODAY! It is critical that as Congress and the Administration move forward with major policy and funding decisions in 2017 that they hear from your agency about the work you are doing locally to keep their older constituents and their caregivers healthy and independent in the community for as … Continue reading

Advocacy Vs Complacency

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Having just returned from Washington D.C., attending and presenting at The American Society on Aging Conference, I realized the importance of those of us aging, caring for frail family members and those with careers in the field of aging to stand up and be heard. We cannot afford the luxury of denial or being complacent. … Continue reading

Finding A Medicare Plan That Works

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Two main options are available when it comes to covering expenses not taken care of by Medicare. Medicare advantage plans and medicare medigap plans. Because there is a lot of confusion between the two I would like to address the main differences. Typically there are always exceptions to any rule so please check with your … Continue reading

Home Care and Medicare

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In-Home Care Home health care can provide you with services in the comfort of your own home, these services are generally coordinated by a home health care agency.. Some services offered are skilled nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology services, and medical social services as advised and ordered by your doctor. A home … Continue reading

Important Information Surrounding Medicare Plans and Coverage

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Aging happens to everyone. It is the one truth that is consistent in life. Along with aging come certain advantages and disadvantages. However it is looked upon retirement happens around the age of sixty-five. Some find retirement as nearing the end while others take on the view that their second lives are starting. With turning … Continue reading

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