Home Health Care Technology – Baby Boomers Require Action to Age in Place

Home health care technology can assist baby boomers to successfully age in place by promoting independence and offering assistance when it is needed. Boomers have made it perfectly clear they want to remain in their communities and stay in their homes for as long as possible. The results of a survey conducted by The American … 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

California Healthline: Medicare, ACA Have Faced Similar Criticism. But Is That Where the Comparison Ends?

by Michelle Stuckey, California Healthline Editor As Medicare turns 50, many observers are looking back at the program’s beginning and drawing comparisons with more recent health reform efforts, namely the Affordable Care Act. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine on the beginning of Medicare notes that the program started “only after … Continue reading

NCOA: 2014 HCBS Conference Materials and Video Presentations

From our colleagues at NCOA:  Presentations from the 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Conference are available online. The annual event sponsored by the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) focused on programs and services to help keep people independent in their own homes. Continue here for Conference Materials and Video Presentations: http://nasuad.org/hcbs-conference/2014-hcbs-conference-materials-and-video-presentations

California Healthline: More States Are Exploring Alternative Medicaid Expansion Plans. What Does That Mean for Health Reform?

by Michelle Stuckey Pennsylvania’s now in. Indiana might be next. Is the tide turning on Medicaid expansion? Recent moves by previously entrenched states indicate that might be the case. However, what does it mean for Medicaid nationwide when more states are choosing alternative plans? The Affordable Care Act calls for Medicaid to be expanded to … Continue reading

KHN: Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

By Shefali Luthra his KHN story can be republished for free. (details) Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit groups strategize how to enroll more people in health law insurance plans this fall. Though millions of people signed up for private insurance or Medicaid in the first year … Continue reading

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California Healthline: Advocates, State Officials Wrangle Over California’s Medi-Cal Renewal Backlog

by David Gorn onsumer advocates this week sent a letter to CMS asking for federal intervention in the struggle to eliminate a huge backlog in processing Medi-Cal renewal applications, primarily due to computer-related issues. State officials said the backlog has been reduced to about 490,000 applications, down from a peak of about 900,000 in March. Almost … Continue reading

The Washington Post: Federal undercover investigation signs up fake applicants for ACA coverage, subsidies

By Amy Goldstein In undercover tests of the new federal health insurance marketplace, government investigators have been able to procure health plans and federal subsidies for fake applicants with fictitious documents, according to findings that will be disclosed to lawmakers Wednesday. The results of the inquiry by the Government Accountability Office are evidence of still-imperfect work … Continue reading

Los Angeles Cal MediConnect Flyer Now Available in 4 Languages!

LAAAC was part of the Cal MediConnect Communications Workgroup that worked to translate the Cal MediConnect information flyers into various threshold languages for Los Angeles County. The translations have been finalized and you may find the flyer below. Please keep in mind that the flyers are two sided! Los Angeles Cal MediConnect Flyer – ENGLISH … Continue reading

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