NY Times: Senate Approves Budget of G.O.P. Wishes in All-Night Session

In Washington, it's called the Affordable Care Act. In Sacramento, it could be become known as another budget buster. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / July 9, 2012)

By JONATHAN WEISMAN WASHINGTON — Emerging from an all-night session that contained more exhaustion than drama, Senate Republicans squeaked through a budget blueprint Friday morning that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, fundamentally remake federal health care for the poor and elderly, and push the federal deficit toward zero over the next decade. The 52-46 … Continue reading

Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care: A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term Care in California

[Robinson Chavez, Michael -- - Sierra Foothills, Ca. November 16, 2011 Kate Hamon, 78, had it made when she moved to Pine Grove just north of Jackson. She owns two homes, one, a 17 acre property is all paid for. Then the bubble burst and Hamon was upside down on one of her homes, which is being purchased in a short sale for a song. Hamon, a deeply religious woman, packs up a statue of the Virgin Mary. The elderly are dealing with tough financial conditions and aborted retirements in the foothills of the Sierras. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times)] *** []

A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term Care in California  Envisioning and Implementing an IDEAL Long-Term Care System in California FINAL REPORT Our most cruel failure in how we treat [the aged] is the failure to recognize that they have priorities beyond merely being safe and living longer; that the chance to shape one’s story is essential to sustaining meaning in … Continue reading

California Health Report: State Senate to Aging Californians: We Care

By Matt Perry While the state Assembly has a committee dedicated to aging and long-term care, the State Senate hasn’t had one since it disappeared from the Committee on Health along with termed out sponsor Elaine Alquist at the end of 2012. That changed last week when the Senate publicly launched a new Select Committee … Continue reading

CA Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care

Click here for PDF: http://senate.ca.gov/sites/senate.ca.gov/files/California%20Aging%20Policy%20in%20Brief%20%282%29.pdf

California Healthline: Senate Passes Bill Requiring Coverage, Notice After Changes in Provider Status

by David Gorn  The state Senate yesterday passed a bill to require insurers to give proper notice if they sever ties with a provider so people know their provider of choice is no longer covered in-network. The bill also would force insurers to maintain coverage for appointments made before providers’ network status changed. “This bill protects … Continue reading

California Healthline: Assembly Member Urges Senate to Create New Committee on Aging, Long-Term Care

by David Gorn The California Senior Legislature yesterday awarded its Legislator of the Year award to Assembly member Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) at the group’s annual meeting in Sacramento. Yamada, chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, said it’s unthinkable that the state Legislature doesn’t have a similar subcommittee on the Senate side. “I … Continue reading

California Healthline: Poll: 55% of Voters Back Brown’s Tax Hike Plan; 40% Back Munger’s Plan

California voters continue to support Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) compromise tax hike initiative, listed as Proposition 30 on the November ballot, over a rival tax hike plan, according to a new poll by PACE/University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, the San Jose Mercury News reports (Harmon, San Jose Mercury News, 8/23). The online poll surveyed 1,041 likely voters from Aug. … Continue reading

CDCAN: State Senate Budget Committee Set to Meet at 4 PM Today (June 25th) to Review Remaining Budget Trailer Bills

SENATE BUDGET & FISCAL REVIEW COMMITTEE SCHEDULED TO MEET AT 4 PM TODAY TO REVIEW REMAINING BUDGET TRAILER BILLS AND REFER TO SENATE FLOOR FOR TUESDAY FINAL VOTE ·     About 15 Budget Trailer Bills Have Been Amended But Not Yet Released As of 6 AM – Likely Covering Changes to CalWORKS; Coordinated Care Initiative that Would … Continue reading

CDCAN: Governor and Democratic Legislative Leaders Reach Agreement on Remaining Budget Issues – Vote on Remaining Budget Trailer Bills Likely Tuesday Jun 26th

GOVERNOR & DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATIVE LEADERS REACH AGREEMENT ON REMAINING BUDGET ISSUES Assembly and State Senate Floor Votes on Final Remaining Budget Trailer Bills Likely Tuesday – Senate Budget Committee Hearing Likely Monday on Remaining Trailer Bills Not Yet Released Governor Has Until June 27th to Sign or Veto Main Budget Bill Though Approval Is Certain … Continue reading

Register for LAAAC’s May 7th 2012 Aging Summit!!

  On Monday, May 7th, the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition will be hosting its 3rd major event! Today, California (and Los Angeles County) faces a dangerous paradox: while the aging population continues to rapidly grow, there is a dramatic shift away from policies that support older persons and their families. For example, the proposed state budget for … Continue reading

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