Aging Boomers will Impact Labor, Business, Healthcare…and ‘Drive Up Overall labor Costs’

Gary Passmore wrote about the changing face of California and how aging baby boomers ‘will impact, labor, business, healthcare, teachers, nurses, and shortages in these fields are significant enough to drive up overall labor costs’. Those of us in aging know the impact boomers will have on systems and the economy. But, now is the … Continue reading

Caregiving Tips for Boomers: 5 Tips for Decreasing the Cost of Caring for Elderly Parents

Over 30 million Baby Boomers provide countless hours of assistance to elderly parents at no charge. It is estimated that, using average hourly wages, the total amount of this uncompensated care is comparable to the entire Medicare budget. For the estimated 7 million Boomers who provide long distance care, actual out of pocket expenses amount … Continue reading

The SCAN Foundation: Keeping Health Care Costs from Going Awry: Care Coordination is a Key

Sadly for most vulnerable older Californians, their first interaction with long-term services and supports (LTSS) begins in the emergency room. A recent report from California’s Medicaid Research Institute (CAMRI) shows that this perspective is particularly true for individuals covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal.  See article here:

Kaiser Health News: Worried About Costs And Unaware of Help, Californians Head Into New Era of Health Coverage

By Sarah Varney SAN FRANCISCO — As uninsured Californians head into a new era of health coverage, they’re worried about costs and unaware of the help they’ll get from the government, a new survey finds. The survey, by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that three out of four Californians who earn modest incomes and could buy government-subsidized … Continue reading

Politico: HHS: Obamacare premiums to cost less

‘The health care law is making health insurance more affordable,’ Kathleen Sebelius said. | M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO By KYLE CHENEY | 9/18/13 5:03 AM EDT More than half of uninsured Americans will have health care options under Obamacare that cost less than $100 a month, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services. The … Continue reading

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