• Self Defense Tips for COVID-19 Scams & Healthcare Fraud

    By on July 13, 2020

    These tips below provides a quick summary of what to watch for and how to protect yourself from COVID-19 scams and healthcare fraud. You can also download it as a one-page tip sheet. Also watch the recording of our recent webinar: COVID Scams & Healthcare Fraud – Updated with New Information! Self Defense Tips...

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  • CHA Supports Increased Asset Limits for Medi-Cal

    By on July 9, 2020

    California Health Advocates submitted the letter below in strong support of AB 683 (Carrillo) to increase the assets limits for Medi-Cal programs serving seniors and persons with disabilities.

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  • Support our SHIPs ~ CHA Advocates for Full Funding of Medicare Counseling Program

    By on July 6, 2020

    Below is a letter California Health Advocates submitted in strong support of full funding for the nationwide State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) in 2021. SHIPs advise, educate, and empower individuals to avoid late enrollment penalties, navigate the increasingly complex Medicare program and help beneficiaries make choices among a vast array of options to...

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  • Great News! Vital Programs for Older Adults Saved from Budget Cuts

    By on June 26, 2020

    Governor Newsom and our State Legislature came to a budget agreement earlier this week that preserves key low-income programs that older adults depend on for their health, safety and wellbeing. This will especially protect those hardest hit in this pandemic, including Blacks, Latinos, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. We are grateful to Governor Newsom...

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  • Learn About Medicare’s Telehealth Coverage & the Fraud Rising from It

    By on June 25, 2020

    Medicare telehealth has expanded during the Covid-19 pandemic. As of March 2020, Medicare covers hospital and doctors office visits, mental health counseling, preventive health screenings and other visits via telehealth for all Medicare beneficiaries. For those in Original Medicare, Medicare pays 80% of the cost and the beneficiary or their supplemental insurance pay the...

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  • Preserve Services for Seniors in Final Budget

    By on June 22, 2020

    California Health Advocates submitted the following letter to Governor Newsom strongly opposing his proposed cuts to older adult programs in the state’s final budget. Californians age 65 and over account for nearly 80% of all COVID-19 deaths and those of color are dying at rates up to 3 times their percent of the population....

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  • What to Do About Protections for Nursing Home Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    By on June 18, 2020

    Coronavirus continues to decimate nursing homes, as residents make up more than 40% of California’s COVID-19-related deaths. Yet despite this, nursing homes continue to operate with significantly less oversight than before the virus outbreak occurred. To minimize risk and the virus’ spread, state inspectors have stopped annual inspections, family members are prohibited from visiting,...

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  • Press Release ~ Beware of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

    By on June 18, 2020

    Scam artists are continuing to use the coronavirus outbreak to swindle Californians into giving up personal information. One of the newest scams is contact tracing scams. In these scams, fraudsters may attempt to contact you while posing as COVID-19 contact tracers. They will ask for your personal information, such as your Social Security number…

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