• We Stand in Solidarity with Our Black Communities

    By on June 12, 2020

    At California Health Advocates (CHA) one of our core values is tolerance, diversity, and social justice in all our actions. We stand against discrimination affecting the Black community, and other minority and marginalized communities. We have a responsibility to acquire cultural competence and examine our own part in calling out discrimination, particularly in how it affects...

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  • Beware of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

    By on June 11, 2020

    Scam artists are using the coronavirus outbreak to swindle Californians into giving up personal information, according to the California Department of Justice. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday issued a consumer alert warning that scammers may attempt to contact you while posing as COVID-19 contact tracers. These scammers use phone calls, email and...

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  • State Legislature Rejects Governor’s Draconian Cuts to Senior Programs ~ Call Today to Show Support & Get Our Governor On Board

    By on June 4, 2020

    Good news!! Our State Senate and Assembly reached a budget deal. And it rejected the major cuts to the senior and disability programs that we have been advocating against. (See one of our articles opposing the Governor’s May Revise for more info.) This budget deal still needs to be negotiated with the Governor, so...

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  • CHA Opposes a Major Rate Increase to Nursing Homes While Decimating Vital Programs

    By on May 29, 2020

    California Health Advocates, along with many advocates, signed onto this letter from the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform’s (CANHR). The letter voices our strong opposition to the Administration’s budget proposal to give a major rate increase to nursing homes while decimating vital programs that help people avoid the skilled nursing facilities that have...

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  • Oppose Proposed Budget Cuts! Tell Governor Newsom & Legislatures NOT to Cut Senior Programs

    By on May 29, 2020

    Here’s a call to action from our partners, Justice in Aging, to protect the programs that keep our elders and people with disabilities safe, healthy and at home (vs in nursing homes). It’s clear that older adults – and in particular older adults of color – are at the most risk of becoming infected...

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  • Scammers Are Profiting from the COVID-19 Pandemic

    By on May 28, 2020

    This is a WARNING from the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General: Scammers are trying to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic. They may show up at your door claiming to have tests for the disease. They may send 𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 text messages and say you were exposed to the virus. They may call...

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  • CHA Opposes State Budget Proposal to Cut Medi-Cal Access to Seniors

    By on May 22, 2020

    California Health Advocates joins Western Center on Law & Poverty in urging the Legislature to oppose cuts proposed in the Governor’s May Revision that would reduce access to health care for California’s low-income seniors. Specifically, we are asking the Legislature to: Not expand estate recovery, which acts as Medi-Cal enrollment barrier and recovers homes of...

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  • Watch Out for Continued COVID-19 Scams

    By on May 21, 2020

    Unfortunately, scammers are continuing to exploit the fear and isolation people are feeling during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place. Beware of scammers posing as government officials, bank employees, or health professionals. They want your money and sensitive personal information, including Social Security number, Medicare number, credit card information, and bank account information. Below are some common...

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