• 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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  • 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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