Attention Aging Advocates, Repeal and Replace is back on the Trump agenda. Please see the 2 Calls to Action below from our partners, Justice In Aging. Although we fought back against recent efforts in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), leaders in Congress say they … Continue reading
Happy 2017 Aging Advocates! We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and were able to spend quality time with your family and friends! So, we’re only about a week into the new year, and there’s already much news to share with you regarding our upcoming events. At LAAAC, we are immensely thankful that so many individuals, … Continue reading
In a poll which was recently conducted among Californians from ages 40 and onwards, majority of voters admitted that they are weary of the cost of California long term care. The poll, which was conducted on behalf of the SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, aims to find out what people … Continue reading
The Supreme Court decision on Thursday upholding the legality of federal subsidies in health benefit exchanges in 34 states did not directly pertain to California. This state was one of 16 that established its own exchange, Covered California. But a ruling against the subsidies would have had a tremendous effect on California’s health care reform … Continue reading
Fernando Torres-Gil / Zocalo Public Square Two of the country’s fastest growing populations are learning how to embrace change It was like being in a foreign country. Having never lived anywhere but California, I arrived at Brandeis University in the 1970s to study gerontology and geriatrics. I was a grandson of migrant farm workers, a … Continue reading
by David Gorn Floor sessions on Tuesday in the state Senate and Assembly were fast-paced affairs. The deadline to pass bills out of their house of origin is June 5 so the legislation queue on Tuesday was pretty long and resulted in a rapid-fire pace. The Senate passed a high-profile measure to expand coverage to some … Continue reading
California Budget and Policy Center: Twelve Key Health and Human Services Issues in the 2015-16 Budget Debate: Which Way Forward?
By Scott Graves With just two weeks remaining until the Legislature’s June 15 deadline for passing a budget bill, state policymakers are at odds over whether — and by how much — California should boost funding for an array of health and human services in 2015-16, the fiscal year that begins this coming July 1. … Continue reading
From our colleagues at The SCAN Foundation: Click here for the Summary of Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revision of 2015-2016: SUMMARY HERE
California Healthline: If Calif. Ends Coordinated Care Initiative, What Happens to Frail Senior Duals?
by David Gorn Zelda Gamble of Long Beach, 74, has diabetes, high blood pressure and severe rheumatoid arthritis that keeps her confined to a motorized wheelchair all day. Gamble is one of roughly 12,000 frail seniors across California who depend on the Multipurpose Senior Services Program, or MSSP, for services and care that help them … Continue reading
by David Gorn MS officials this week approved a settlement officially halting a 10% Medi-Cal payment reduction from 2011 at California independent living centers. Federal approval came three years after the issue was settled in court. The state of California settled a series of lawsuits around the independent living centers’ Medi-Cal reductions in 2012, but … Continue reading