n4a: Getting to a 2014 Older Americans Act Reauthorization

From our colleagues at n4a:  Getting to a 2014 Older Americans Act Reauthorization Reach out to Your Representatives and Senators during Next Week’s Recess!   June 27, 2014   Lawmakers in both the House and Senate will be in their districts and states from June 30 to July 7. This is the perfect opportunity to … Continue reading

CBP: Requirements for Approving Key Legislative Actions in California

NCOA: Update on appropriations in Congress

From our colleagues at NCOA:  The FY 2015 appropriations process is now underway. Both the House and the Senate appropriations committees have provided allocations to their respective subcommittees. The Senate spending level for the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHSE) subcommittee (which includes Older Americans Act and other senior programs) is $156.8 billion, … Continue reading

CDCAN: ASSEMBLY BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STAFF RECOMMENDS REJECTION OF GOVERNOR’S IHSS WORKER CAP AND RESTORATION OF 7% IHSS RECIPIENT HOUR REDUCTIONS; RECOMMENDS EARLY START RESTORATION – OTHER REGIONAL CENTER ITEMS MIRROR ACTIONS TAKEN IN SENATE

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 05/23/2014  10:40 AM) – The budget staff of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services, chaired by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (Democrat – San Diego, 79th Assembly District), have recommended that the subcommittee several actions that mirror what their Senate counterpart did earlier this week, including a … Continue reading

CANHR: Restructuring California’s Medi-Cal Recovery System SB 1124 (Hernandez) – Your Support in Needed!

SB 1124 (Hernandez) was introduced on Thursday, March 27, 2014 – no bells and whistles rang out, but they should have. SB 1124, co-sponsored by CANHR and Western Center on Law and Poverty, includes the most important Medi-Cal Recovery changes since 1993, when the current law was passed via Governor Wilson’s budget proposal. The new … Continue reading

Sacramento Business Journal: Governor signs continuity-of-care bill

Kathy Robertson Legislation that ensures continuity of care for patients forced to change health insurance plans in the middle of treatment for serious conditions — even if their provider is not in their new health plan’s network — has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 369 by Dr. Richard Pan from Sacramento seeks to  protect California residents with … Continue reading

MedPage Today: SGR Repeal Passes House; Patch Still Expected

By David Pittman  WASHINGTON — A full repeal of Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula hit a snag Friday, but political insiders say another temporary stay from drastic cuts in Medicare reimbursement is likely on its way. The House passed a bill in a 238-181 vote that repeals the SGR and replaces it with a systemthat … Continue reading

California Healthline: Lawmaker Pushes for Restoration of State Funds for Senior Services

Oct 31- ADHC Rally photo (Photo credit: Steve Lopez)

by David Gorn Assembly member V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) last week said it’s imperative to restore $25 million in funding for senior services cut from previous budgets, particularly from the 2011-12 budget. He wants an Assembly budget subcommittee to put that money back. “Over the last 10 years, state funding for senior programs within the Older … Continue reading

Washington Post: GOP running from health-care-law label but not health-care-law money

AJ Mast/AP – Indiana’s Mike Pence is among the GOP governors asking the federal government for Affordable Care Act money to expand a program that provides coverage to low-income Hoosiers.  By Reid Wilson, Published: February 24  In the bitterly partisan debate over the Affordable Care Act, few House members criticized the proposed legislation as harshly or as often as … Continue reading

NCOA: House kicks off OAA reauthorization process

From our colleagues at NCOA: A House Subcommittee held a hearing Feb. 11 on the basics of the Older Americans Act (OAA) to kick off the House’s reauthorization process. Experts shared their insights on the history and local realities of the OAA, including NCOA-recommended NISC member Denise Niese (right). Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY), who introduced … Continue reading

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