42 results for medi-cal share of cost

  • State Stops Paying Medicare Part B Premiums for Beneficiaries with Any Share of Cost Medi-Cal

    Medi-Cal is no longer paying the Medicare Part B premium for any Medicare beneficiaries who have Medi-Cal with a Share of Cost (SOC), unless they meet their SOC in a given month. The change is the result of a budget trailer bill (Senate Bill 853) amending Welfare and Institutions (W&I) Code 14005.11, and is estimated to affect about 700 beneficiaries throughout […]
  • State Stops Paying Medicare Part B Premiums for Beneficiaries with Any Share of Cost Medi-Cal

    Medi-Cal is no longer paying the Medicare Part B premium for any Medicare beneficiaries who have Medi-Cal with a Share of Cost (SOC), unless they meet their SOC in a given month. The change is the result of a budget trailer bill (Senate Bill 853) amending Welfare and Institutions (W&I) Code 14005.11, and is estimated to affect about 700 beneficiaries […]
  • Part B Premium Deductions for Beneficiaries with Medi-Cal with a Share of Cost (SOC) Will Begin in December Instead of November

      We just received some good news for Californian beneficiaries who have Medi-Cal  with a SOC over $500. As mentioned in our 10/28 post, as of 11/1/08 the state will no longer pay the Medicare Part B premium for beneficiaries with a SOC over $500. Yet, the Department of Health Care Services was not able to get the required file to […]
  • Help People with Incomes Near Medi-Cal’s Limit Stay on Full Medi-Cal ~ Support AB 1088

    California Health Advocates recently submitted another letter in support of AB 1088 which would stop seniors and persons with disabilities from losing access to free Medi-Cal due to a confusing Medi-Cal rule that creates fluctuations in how income is counted even though a person’s actual income has not changed. June 11, 2019   The Honorable Richard Pan Chair, Senate Health Committee […]
  • Join Us in the Final Push to End Senior Penalty ~ Raise the Medi-Cal Aged & Disabled Income Limit

    Both the State Assembly and Senate have included a raise to the Medi-Cal Aged & Disabled income limit to end the senior penalty in their final budget. This is great news! This means tens of thousands of older adults and people with disabilities will now have access to free Medi-Cal and be able to access long term services and support […]
  • CHA Supports AB 1088 ~ Helps People with Incomes Near Medi-Cal Limit Stay on Full Medi-Cal

    California Health Advocates recently submitted this letter in support of AB 1088 which would stop seniors and persons with disabilities from losing access to free Medi-Cal due to a confusing Medi-Cal rule that creates fluctuations in how income is counted even though a person’s actual income has not changed.   April 10, 2019   The Honorable Jim Wood Chair, Assembly Health […]
  • Support AB 715 ~ Give Seniors & People with Disabilities Equal Access to Medi-Cal

    California Health Advocates is one of over 60 organizations that have signed on in support of AB 715, which would raise the income level of the Aged and Disabled Medi-Cal program (A&D program) to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL), creating a “bright line” of income eligibility. This would allow adults with full Medi-Cal, thanks to the higher Medi-Cal […]
  • Raise the Medi-Cal Aged & Disabled Federal Poverty Level Income Limit ~ Support AB 2430

    California Health Advocates submitted this letter in support of AB 2430 as a member of the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports (CCLTSS), a group comprised of 37 statewide aging and disability organizations that promote dignity and independence in long-term living. AB 2430 fixes an inequity in access to Medi-Cal that unfairly penalizes older adults.
  • Senior Equity – Raise the Medi-Cal Aged & Disabled Income Limit to Same Limit as Other Adults

    California Health Advocates, along with other advocacy organizations throughout the state, submitted this letter requesting the Legislature appropriate $30 million to raise the income level of the Medi-Cal Aged & Disabled program (A&D program) to 138% FPL, creating a “brightline” of Medi-Cal income eligibility. This will create parity between senior and disabled Medi-Cal beneficiaries, and other adult Medi-Cal beneficiaries.   […]
  • CHA Shares Beneficiaries’ Stories While Advocating for HHS to Protect Medicare & Medicaid

    CHA submits comments to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in response to their informal request for information (RFI) with significant implications for Medicare and Medicaid. CHA highlights several California beneficiary stories to emphasize the need for personal assistance with the complexity and large number of choices beneficiaries face, and to demonstrate the potential negative impact of HHS' attempts to privatize Medicare.