• Actions to Save Medicaid Over Senate’s July Recess

    By on June 29, 2017

    On Tuesday, Senate GOP leadership delayed their vote on a bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, that would leave 22 million people without health care. While the delay is good news, the fight is not over. Senate leaders are trying to drum up support to pass this legislation after they return from recess on...

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  • SMP Helps Client Sort Out Agent Misconduct & Duplicate Coverage Issues

    By on June 27, 2017

    While most insurance agents do an honest job to help clients find coverage that best suit their needs, others have ulterior motives that put making a profit above their client’s best interests. This is what happened recently to a Santa Cruz county beneficiary who came to our Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) liaison for assistance....

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  • Take the Stop Senior Scams℠ Pop Quiz

    By on June 23, 2017

    Our partners, the Stop Senior Scams℠ Acting Program (SSSAP) recently put together this pop quiz as a fun way to test your knowledge on current scams. Our Senior Medicare Patrol collaborates with this dynamic troupe of actors ages 68-100 who perform senior scams skits, including our SMP superhero and Medicare fraud skits, throughout Southern...

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  • CHA Celebrates 20 Years of Medicare Education & Advocacy for Californians, 1997 – 2017

    By on June 21, 2017

    This month, California Health Advocates celebrates 20 years of Medicare policy, advocacy and education, 1997 – 2017. As the premier watchdog on Medicare and long-term care insurance (LTCI) issues in the state, CHA works to support an empowered and informed population of Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, family members and professionals. CHA provides training, technical assistance,...

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  • Call Today to Say No to the AHCA ~ Social Media Toolkit & Resources

    By on June 20, 2017

    Today is another National Call-In Day to save health care and say NO to the American Health Care Act. If the Senate passes AHCA, Medicaid will end as we know it and an estimated 23 million people will lose coverage by 2026. This legislation is an attack on older adults and we encourage you...

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  • Call Today to Save Our Health Care & Say No to AHCA ~ National Call-In Day 6/14

    By on June 14, 2017

    Join us and advocates, organizations, agencies and people around the country in calling your Senators today to demand they say NO to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and protect our health care. To reach your Senators, call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224‐3121. Ask them to demand the legislation be made public and that public hearings...

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  • American Health Care Act = Unaffordable Health Care for Millions of Americans

    By on June 12, 2017

    Plain and simple, the American Health Care Act would make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of Americans. The facts about the devastating impacts this legislation would have on people, and older adults in particular, is disturbing. Below is a short summary from AARP of the AHCA’s impact on older Californians. The bill...

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  • The AHCA Would Leave Many Older Californians Without Health Care

    By on June 6, 2017

    The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would make it harder for older adults in California to afford the health care they need. Older Californians may lose access to nursing home care, home health care, and other services that help them maintain their independence, and many older adults, particularly those ages 50-64, may not be...

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