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What’s at Stake in Current Federal Budget Proposals

Get the Fact Sheet for your district.

Adult Day Health Care: An Unbelievable Cost Containment Resource that Is Underfunded and Underutilized

For those who think Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) is just day care…think again! Yes, it’s a place for family members to drop-off their aging parents while they head off to work, run errands or simply use the time to get a little (and often much needed) respite from their 24/7 caregiving duties. But, ADHCs are so much more than a place to drop off Mom and Dad for part of a day. Read Russell D. Foster's featured article in MAZARS USA HEALTHCARE TRENDS,Sept 2017.

The Effect of Adult Day Program Attendance on Emergency Room Registrations, Hospital Admission and Days in Hospital: A Propensity-Matching Study

Research by Ronald Kelly, PhD finds a decreased reliance on costly health care services by seniors who attend adult day programs. Read Abstract and Full Article | JUN 2017 | The Gerontologist, Volume 57, Issue 3, Pages 552–562.

HELP II Loan Program -- Affordable Capital

The HELP II Loan Program, administered by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) within the State Treasurer’s Office, offers low cost loans to assist eligible health facilities wanting to expand and improve services to their clients and the greater community. Learn more at www.treasurer.ca.gov/chffa/programs/help.

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What's New . . . NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Call to Protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Medical Expense Deduction

NOV 10, 2017 | National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) | Senator Roy C. Afflerbach, Ret.

This past week has been filled with conference calls and meetings among individuals who are concerned about the substantial tax changes proposed in the House and Senate. Two specific issues stand out as particularly detrimental to seniors and individuals with disabilities:

  1. Republican efforts to increase the Federal deficit by an additional $1.5 to $1.7 Trillion in order to provide tax reductions (some legislators are frankly saying this deficit increase will be paid for by reducing Medicare and Medicaid and Older Americans Act funding next year!)
  2. Republican efforts to remove the income tax deduction for excessive medical expenses. IRS records reveal in 2015 over 8 million seniors or individuals with serious medical conditions or disabilities utilized this deduction at an average level of nearly $10,000 each.

Congress needs to hear from you today! Tell your lawmakers to protect the medical expense deduction and to avoid adding to the existing deficit or paying for it by reducing Medicare or Medicaid.

  • Call your lawmakers TODAY at 855-837-6894. Our friends at Leading Age have set up this toll-free number to connect you directly to the offices of your legislators.
  • Share this information with participants, family members and collealgues and suggest that they call as well. The proposed changes will directly impact them.
  • Send this action alert to your network and ask them to make calls!

If no one is in the office (as on this holiday weekend), leave a voice message. Be sure to include your name and address as a constituent of the legislator. If the telephone lines are busy or the voice mailbox if full, you can write using a text message by texting the word resist to 50409. This free service will ask for your name, address (to verify you are a constituent of the legislator) and email address. It will then prompt you to text a message which it will convert to an email and send to your legislator. In nearly all cases, you will receive a return email from the legislator’s office confirming that your message has been received. You need only register your name, address, and email address the first time.

Both the House and Senate are moving rapidly to pass a tax reform bill before Thanksgiving. Now is the time to act!!


4 Ways the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Threatens Health Care for Older Adults

NOV 9, 2017 | Justice in Aging | Fact Sheet

Leadership in the House of Representatives is moving forward with its version of a tax bill that calls for enormous tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and will drive up the deficit to the tune of $1.5 trillion.

Such a deficit will necessarily lead to cuts in programs that low-income older adults need, including Medicaid and Medicare.

Justice in Aging created a short Fact Sheet: 4 Ways the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Threatens Health Care for Older Adults to outline for advocates what’s at stake for older adults with Medicare and Medicaid and how the loss of the medical expense deduction could jeopardize the financial security of older Americans with high out-of-pocket health care costs or long-term care expenses.


Justice in Aging Statement on Today's Tax Plan

NOV 2, 2017 | Justice in Aging

Today’s tax bill from the House Ways & Means Committee is a full-fledged attack on the health and well-being of older adults today and will make future retirement security impossible for all but the very rich.

As we’ve discussed, this is all part of the House Republican leadership’s two-step process. Step one is to cut taxes for the wealthy and drive up the deficit by $1.5 trillion. Step two is to use the higher deficit to justify additional cuts in the future to programs we all depend on, such as Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Older American Act programs, and many others.

This bill will overwhelmingly benefit the wealthiest Americans and big corporations at the expense of everyone else. Once the tax cuts have done their damage, and left the country in dire financial straits, the money to pay for programs and services that older Americans need will have already gone into the bank accounts of the very wealthy.

The program cuts that House Republican leadership will then push for will cause lasting harm to seniors today and in the future.


2018 Open Enrollment for Medicare & Covered California

NOV 1, 2017 | Justice in Aging | California Fact Sheet | National Fact Sheet

Here’s what older adults need to know about this year’s Open Enrollment periods for both Medicare and Covered California.

Open Enrollment

Fall is open enrollment time for both Medicare beneficiaries and enrollees in Covered California purchasing coverage in 2018.

Justice in Aging’s California open enrollment fact sheet reveals who is impacted by fall open enrollment, covers critical dates for each group, and provides key information on actions to take to ensure continuous coverage.

Key Facts

  • Medicare Part C and Part D enrollees should review their coverage options each year as Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans can change their cost-sharing, provider networks, and drug formularies.
  • Medicare’s open enrollment period is from October 15-December 7, 2017.
  • Covered California open enrollment is from November 1-January 31, 2018.
  • Open enrollment periods have been extended for victims of natural disasters like the California wildfires..

Key Issues in Long-Term Services and Supports Quality

OCT 27, 2017 | Charlene Harrington, Joshua M. Wiener, Leslie Ross, and MaryBeth Musumeci | Issue Brief

This issue brief discusses four key issues related to long-term services and supports (LTSS) including institutional and home and community-based services (HCBS) quality, highlighting major legislative and policy changes over the last 30 years. The Appendix Tables provide data about LTSS providers and consumers, summarize key federal laws and policies related to quality, and list selected federal quality measures.


Cal Duals CCI Monthly Update: October 2017

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Protect Continued Coverage of Home and Community-Based Services

OCT 16, 2017 | Justice in Aging Health Network Alert

Do You (or Someone You Know) Benefit from Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services?

Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) are invaluable in enabling many older Americans to stay at home and out of nursing homes. Medicaid HCBS programs cover vital services such as personal care services, home modifications, day center services, and assisted living care.

Federal regulations issued in 2014 improve Medicaid HCBS, and states are working on implementing them to ensure opportunities for community integration for all people receiving Medicaid-funded HCBS services. Under these rules, Medicaid beneficiaries will have more choice in selecting service providers and in making daily decisions. They also will enjoy greater access to the community and an increased right of privacy.

Unfortunately, not everyone understands how the rules will benefit the many older Americans who rely on Medicaid HCBS. We are working with a coalition of disability and aging organizations to make sure people in Washington understand the importance of the rules and to protect HCBS in Medicaid.

What We Need

In order to strengthen our message with federal officials, we need to share REAL stories, YOUR stories. Tell us about how you — as a person who receives HCBS services, a family member, friend or service provider — have seen an improved quality of life, more independence, and more opportunities because of Medicaid HCBS. Tell us about life in the community and about how you or someone you know appreciates being able to live outside of a nursing home.

How We Will Use Your Stories

We will use these stories to advocate for strong implementation of HCBS rules and for continued federal HCBS funding. People in federal leadership positions must hear how older Americans depend on and appreciate Medicaid HCBS.

How to Weigh In

Please send your story (500 words or less) and a photo (optional) to hcbsadvocacy@gmail.com. Tell us what state you live in, whether you/your family member/friend/client receive HCBS for aging or disability services, what types of services you receive (help with work, getting dressed, shopping, etc.), how it has improved your/their quality of life, and anything else you want to share about the value of HCBS.

Justice in Aging is a member of the HCBS Advocacy Coalition, which is a national coalition of cross-disability and aging organizations that supports HCBS funding and quality. For more information, visit hcbsadvocacy.org.


What Are Adult Day Centers -- Besides The Basis For Political Insults?

OCT 11, 2017 | Forbes | Howard Gleckman

Adult day centers seem to have made it into the political debate in Washington, though not in a good way. In his nasty weekend back-and-forth with President Trump, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) suggested the White House has become an “adult care center” and wondered if the staff had “missed a shift” when Trump launched his Sunday Twitter storm. Yesterday, Rep Diane Black (R-TN)—who wants to run for governor — replied that the Senate“ is an adult day care center” that can't get anything done.

Leaving aside this mature level of political discourse, the name-calling does raise an important question: What are adult day centers and how do they work?

Adult day centers can be an important service to frail seniors and other people with disabilities who are living at home. They provide companionship, social support, and sometimes therapy and medical services. For people who live alone or even with a caregiver, adult day programs are an opportunity to get out of the house and spend time with others. Many, though not all, provide transportation to and from their centers. READ FULL ARTICLE


What’s at Stake in Current Federal Budget Proposals:
Fact Sheets by Congressional District

OCT 2017 | California Budget & Policy Center
Get the Fact Sheet for your district

A number of current proposals at the federal level, put forth by the Trump Administration and congressional leaders, call for deep spending cuts to many important public services and systems that improve the lives of individuals and families across California.


Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians

SEPT 2017 | The State Bar of California

Seniors & the Law — A Guide for Maturing Californians is the third in a series of State Bar consumer education guides and is available in both English and Spanish. The guide addresses a number of issues confronting seniors, including:

  • Finances and debt
  • Social Security and insurance
  • Housing and caregiving
  • Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Elder abuse/elder fraud
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Divorce and remarriage
  • Estate planning and legal services

Equifax Data Breach: Protecting Older Adults

SEPT 29, 2017 | National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)

The Equifax data breach is one of the largest in history, affecting half of the United States population and nearly three-quarters of consumers with credit reports. The stolen information contains sensitive personal data that can be used for identity theft, including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers.

Older adults, who may have more savings and accumulated home equity than the general population, are particularly at risk. Another risk of this massive data breach is tax identity theft, where crooks file phony tax returns in the older adult’s name. Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints that are reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other enforcement agencies every year.

Older consumers can take steps to protect themselves against theft and potential scams. Consumers affected by the breach should get a security freeze. This will prevent a thief from using the stolen information to establish a new credit account in the older adult’s name. Consumers should freeze their credit reports at all three major credit bureaus as stolen information can be used to fraudulently apply for credit using reports from Experian or TransUnion as well.

Information about security freezes is available from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and FTC. In addition, the National Consumer Law Center published a free article offering detailed advice for consumers on security freezes, fraud alerts, credit monitoring, and other steps consumers can take to minimize the risks from the Equifax data breach.


Adult Day Health Care:
An Unbelievable Cost Containment Resource
that Is Underfunded and Underutilized

SEPT 2017 | MAZARS USA HEALTHCARE TRENDS
Featured Article by Russell D. Foster

For those who think Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) is just day care…think again! Yes, it’s a place for family members to drop-off their aging parents while they head off to work, run errands or simply use the time to get a little (and often much needed) respite from their 24/7 caregiving duties. But, ADHCs are so much more than a place to drop off Mom and Dad for part of a day. READ FULL ARTICLE


Cal MediConnect Enrollment:
Why Are Dual-Eligible Consumers in Los Angeles County Opting Out?

SEPT 27, 2017 | UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Three in five of the poorest, sickest residents in Los Angeles County have rejected a managed health care program meant to improve their access to health services, according to a policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. As a result, the county’s opt-out rate for the program is the highest in California, pushing overall enrollment far lower than expected. READ FULL POLICY BRIEF

Health Savings Accounts Won't Help Most Older Adults

SEPT 6, 2017 | Justice in Aging | Issue Brief • August 2017

Proposals to expand the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have been raised repeatedly in the health care debate. This new issue brief looks at how expanding HSAs would impact the affordability of health care coverage for low and moderate income older adults by examining how HSAs would have functioned under one proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), had it become law.

The paper finds that the combination of HSA contributions and premium costs can easily reach 20% to 30% of an older adult’s income. It concludes that HSAs are not a path to affordable health care for older adults. Read the brief.


Support National Level Advocacy!

AUG 8, 2017 | National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)

NADSA has launched an Advocacy / Public Policy Initiative to raise funds needed to increase our visibility in Congress and the Executive Branch, strengthen our voice on national policy issues, and support Adult Day Services providers in serving clients and families. The most important thing we can do together is to support advocacy that none of us can do alone.

NADSA’s Advocacy / Public Policy initiative has five main objectives:

  • Support NADSA’s legislative presence with Congress and the Executive Branch to fight deep Medicaid funding cuts and advance the expansion of Adult Day Services as a Medicare benefit;
  • Ensure that NADSA has strong visibility on the national stage with organizations that impact ADS and participants and families;
  • Help NADSA work with state associations to strengthen ADS advocacy in communities across the United States;
  • Support the creation and dissemination of ADS advocacy materials and tools for NADSA members and to strengthen ongoing communications on policy issues; and
  • Strengthen and enhance NADSA’s annual Policy Event in Washington D.C.

While it is an uncertain time for health-related issues, there are also opportunities to make a difference. Nearly 50 advocates joined us for our annual Public Policy Event in Washington D.C. this May and were well-received by members of Congress. Our work on gaining support for Veteran’s services is realizing success. We have momentum in our favor but the threat of deep funding cuts are all too real.

There has never been a greater need for NADSA to invest in building its public policy and advocacy capacity.

To do this, we need your financial support. We need resources beyond what dues provide to ensure that current Medicaid funding is protected from deep cuts, and, also to achieve our goal of ADS as a Medicare benefit. Any donation amount is appreciated.

Please go to http://www.nadsa.org/donate/ to make your donation. We will acknowledge your contribution on the NADSA website and continue to keep you apprised of our work protecting and championing ADS.


Your Donations Help!

Three (3) great opportunities to further support Adult Day Services:

  • CAADS STATE ADVOCACY FUND
  • CAADS MANAGED CARE CONSULTING FUND
  • ALE NINA M. NOLCOX SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Learn more and DONATE today -- thank you!



CAADS

California Association for Adult Day Services, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit grassroots-driven organization, advocates for the growth and development of adult day services in California and nationally. Centers in membership with CAADS provide innovative day programs that support individuals with physical or mental disabilities and older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
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CAADS - A.L.E.

ALE logoThe Alliance for Leadership and Education (A.L.E.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit arm of CAADS. Its mission is to advance innovation and quality in Adult Day Service through research and analysis, education and training, and leadership for the benefit of consumers and their caregivers.




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NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (NADSA)


CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.

Three representatives from California currently serve on the NADSA Board of Directors:

Corinne Jan, RN, PHN (NADSA Treasurer)
CEO, Family Bridges / Hong Fook Centers

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director, CAADS

Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW
CEO, Total ADHC Solutions, Inc.






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Facebook Live: It’s ACA Sign Up Season. Here’s What you Need To Know This Year
NOV 2, 2017
California Healthline
Featuring Julie Appleby, KHN senior correspondent
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What is an Adult Day Health Care Center? One of San Diego's Best Kept Secrets...
APR 18, 2017
SmarterSanDiego
Featuring Kathryn Holt, Owner, Poway Adult Day Health Care Center, and her mother Lois Knowlton, the Center's Administrator


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HIGHLIGHTED
MEDIA COVERAGE

What Are Adult Day Centers -- Besides The Basis For Political Insults?
Forbes
Howard Gleckman | 10/11/17

Everything You Need To Know About Block Grants - The Heart of GOP's Medicaid Plans
California Healthline
Shefali Luthra | 1/25/17



RECENT
MEDIA COVERAGE

Adult Day Services Ease Isolation, But Aren’t Always Viable
FEB 8, 2017
NextAvenue
Margaret Danilovich
KEY WORDS:
adult day care services | community-based center offering comprehensive health and social services | older adults | long-term care | adult day services as a viable provider of post-hospitalization care | Medicaid | Medicare | Affordable Care Act (ACA) | scaling back important social services will endanger the lives of vulnerable older adults


California Makes Progress On Launching Medical Interpretation Study
OCT 30, 2017
KPBS
Tarryn Mento
KEY WORDS:
Adult day centers | important service to frail seniors and other people with disabilities | social model | medical model | National Adult Day Services Assn | Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
| Medicaid


What Are Adult Day Centers -- Besides The Basis For Political Insults?
OCT 11, 2017
Forbes
Howard Gleckman
KEY WORDS:
Department of Health Care Services | interpretation services for Medi-Cal patients | health plans | Affordable Care Act | ACA


Why Medi-Cal Enrollees Gain Coverage But Not Broad Access To Doctors
OCT 1, 2017
Sacramento Bee
Cathie Anderson
KEY WORDS:
Medi-Cal | Anthem | federally qualified health centers | Affordable Care Act | Medi-Cal enrollees | health plans serving adult Medi-Cal patients | government reimbursements are too low


Humboldt Senior Resource Center offers ‘something for everybody’
SEPT 27, 2017
Times Standard
Heather Shelton
KEY WORDS:
Humboldt Senior Resource Center | seniors | frail elders | healthy aging | Adult Day Health and Alzheimer’s Program | Alzheimer’s Resource Center | Multipurpose Senior Services Program | MSSP | Redwood Coast Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly | PACE | Medi-Cal | Obamacare


Are Medicaid’s Payment Rates So Low They’re Discriminatory?
SEPT 22, 2017
The PEW Charitable Trusts
BLOG by Rebecca Beitsch
[ Lawsuit ]
KEY WORDS:
low Medicaid payments | many California doctors don’t accept Medicaid patients | Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program | California Department of Health Care Services | Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) | Beneficiaries of Medi-Cal fail to receive timely access to quality care


As Care Shifts From Hospital To Home, Guarding Against Infection Falls To Families
SEPT 19, 2017
California Healthline
Melissa Bailey
KEY WORDS:
As more medical care shifts from hospital to home, families take on more complex, risky medical tasks | caregivers of patients young and old


Latest Obamacare repeal bill would hit California hard
SEPT 19, 2017
89.3KPCC
Michelle Faus
KEY WORDS:
Affordable Care Act | Medi-Cal | block grants to states | health care needs | Medi-Cal eligibility or capped enrollment


Last-Ditch Effort By Republicans To Replace ACA: What You Need To Know
SEPT 19, 2017
California Healthline
Julie Rovner
KEY WORDS:
Affordable Care Act | ACA | Graham-Cassidy proposal | Medicaid | health program for low-income people


Medi-Cal programs to the state: Can we stop printing and mailing directories the size of phone books?
SEPT 4, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Soumya Karlamangla
KEY WORDS:
Medi-Cal | L.A. Care | Medi-Cal health plan | Affordable Care Act | Medi-Cal managed care plans | low-income Americans | California Department of Health Care Services | Health Net | Molina Healthcare | Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Transportation access for Riverside County communities can be difference between life of pain or comfort
AUG 30, 2017
The Desert Sun
Katie Gagliano
KEY WORDS:
Health care for people in low-income communities | transportation to health care | barriers to access | inadequate or unreliable transportation | low-income patients with chronic conditions


Susan Crosby: A guide to the amazing Adult Day Care program
AUG 15, 2017
Lodi News-Sentinel
KEY WORDS:
Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Adult Day Care | ADC | caregiver | long-term care | not-for-profit adult day care | San Joaquin County Department of Aging


Why low Medi-Cal payments to hospitals also hurt patients
AUG 14, 2017
The Sacramento Bee
OPINION
C. Duane Dauner
KEY WORDS:
Medi-Cal program | access to timely health care services | health plans | Medi-Cal payments to providers


Medi-Cal Sued For Pushing Patients Into Managed Care Despite Judges’ Orders
AUG 10, 2017
California Healthline
CAPITOL DESK
Emily Bazar
KEY WORDS:
complex and debilitating medical conditions | Medi-Cal | Medicaid health insurance program for low-income residents | managed care plans | California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) | fee-for-service | Medical Exemption Request


California talks big on health, but so few docs take Medi-Cal that it violates civil rights
AUG 9, 2017
The Sacramento Bee
OPINION
Bill Lann Lee
KEY WORDS:
seniors | people with disabilities | Medi-Cal | Medicaid health insurance program for low-income Californians | access to healthcare | Latino Medi-Cal patients | Medi-Cal payments | fee-for-service or managed care


California Funds Nonprofits To Serve Food As Medicine
AUG 9, 2017
California Healthline
Kellen Browning
KEY WORDS:
chronic illnesses | adults with disabilities | Medi-Cal | Medicaid | low-income people | heavy Medi-Cal users | Department of Health Care Services | DHCS | long-term care facilities


Why more Medi-Cal patients ended up at the ER after UC Davis cut their primary care
AUG 8, 2017
The Sacramento Bee
Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks
KEY WORDS:
Medi-Cal | vulnerable patients | paying out of pocket | Affordable Care Act | federally qualified health centers | safety net | Medi-Cal managed care plans


SF court reverses approval on lowered Medi-Cal outpatient rates
AUG 7, 2017
SF Gate
Bob Egelko
KEY WORDS:
Medi-Cal | California lowered all of its Medi-Cal rates by 10 percent to balance its budget | access to care | Medicaid | state Department of Health Care Services | low-income state residents


Paying doctors more – now will they treat more poor Californians?
AUG 7, 2017
The Mercury News
Matt Levin, CalMatters
KEY WORDS:
low-income patients | low-income health insurance program | Obamacare | Medi-Cal | Medi-Cal reimbursement rates | Medicaid | access to care | health plans | fee-for-service | Medi-Cal managed care organizations | Medicare | Affordable Care Act | clawbacks | California Department of Health Care Services


Loneliness is deadlier than obesity, study suggests
AUG 6, 2017
The Telegraph
Sarah Knapton
KEY WORDS:
major public health hazard | social isolation and loneliness | elderly | aging population


Want a better Obamacare rate? You may have to call the movers.
AUG 4, 2017
Sacramento Bee
Capitol Alert
Jim Miller and Sharon Okada
KEY WORDS:
Covered California | California Association of Health Plans | Anthem | Kaiser Permanente | Health Net | Department of Managed Health Care


Santa Maria's Wisdom Center wants community to 'Step Up for Seniors'
AUG 3, 2017
Santa Ynez Valley News
April Charlton
KEY WORDS:
Santa Maria Wisdom Center | adult day care center | medically frail, elderly adults living with disabilities | dementia or Alzheimer's | Lifesteps Foundation | reduce the premature institutionalization | licensed community-based adult services program


Average Medicare Part D plan premium expected to decline in 2018
AUG 3, 2017
Fierce Healthcare
Leslie Small
KEY WORDS:
Medicare Part D premium | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services | seniors | Medicare beneficiaries | Department of Health and Human Services


Feinstein ‘Deeply Concerned’ With Anthem Rollback of Coverage
AUG 2, 2017
KQED News
Laura Klivans
KEY WORDS:
Anthem Blue Cross | Medicare | Medi-Cal | Covered California | low-income consumers | Affordable Care Act | Obamacare


Despite Anthem’s pullback, outlook remains sunny for Covered California
AUG 2, 2017
Fierce Healthcare
Leslie Small
KEY WORDS:
Covered California premiums | Anthem | health plan options | ACA’s health insurance tax | cost-sharing reduction payments | surcharge | Affordable Care Act


Senate OKs emergency spending package to fund Veterans Choice program
AUG 2, 2017
Fierce Healthcare
Ilene MacDonald
KEY WORDS:
Veterans Choice Program | VA health programs | care and access


Court allows states to intervene in CSR case; senators plan bipartisan healthcare hearings
AUG 2, 2017
Fierce Healthcare
Leslie Small
KEY WORDS:
Affordable Care Act subsidy program | cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments | out-of-pocket costs | ACA | healthcare policy


Supporting caregivers
AUG 1, 2017
Times-Standard
Heather Shelton
KEY WORDS:
Humboldt Senior Resource Center’s Alzheimer’s Services program | caregivers | Adult Day Health and Alzheimer’s Services | Caregiver Resource Centers


Consider a day in the life of a caregiver
AUG 1, 2017
Half Moon Bay Review
KEY WORDS:
Senior Coastsiders | seniors | caregivers | Aging and Adult Services | Medi-Cal | Coastside Adult Day Health Center program


Hospitals prepare to care for an aging ER population
AUG 1, 2017
Fierce Healthcare
Paige Minemyer
KEY WORDS:
elderly patients | seniors | geriatric-specific emergency departments | fall risk | delirium | improve outcomes for elderly patients | geriatric specialists | multiple comorbidities


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