How Capped Medicaid Funding Impacts LTSS

Attention Aging Advocates, Below you will find a great resource that Senior Staff Attorney, Amber Christ of Justice in Aging, shared with us today from Community Catalyst: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/resources/publications/document/Impact-of-Medicaid-Per-Capita-Caps-on-LTSS.pdf This information deals specifically with the impact to LTSS (Long-Term Services and Supports) by per capita caps.    

CALL TO ACTION: LA City & Affordable Housing

WHAT: LAAAC has been working locally with partners to increase the supply of affordable housing for older adults (both city & county). An LA City motion that has been presented to Council by Mayor Eric Garcetti. The Affordable Housing Linkage Fee will create the city’s first permanent source of funds to build affordable housing. WHY: Today … Continue reading

Who Will Be Our Aging Champion?

“Is California prepared to meet the needs of the aging baby boomer generation?” That was the question posed three years ago by the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada), where I served as Chief of Staff. After a year of research, briefings by experts … Continue reading

Why Medicaid Matters for the Aging Community

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

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

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

Health Network Alert

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: Call Congress TODAY!

President Trump and the new Congress are moving quickly to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Major restructuring and cuts to Medicaid may not be far behind. This is your chance to tell Congress to protect these programs for seniors and people with disabilities. Join thousands of aging and disability advocates in calling Congress on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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

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

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

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