• 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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  • CHA Opposes Elimination of Multipurpose Senior Services Program

    By on May 21, 2020

    California Health Advocates submitted the letter below in opposition of the Governor’s proposed elimination of the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) in the State’s 2021 budget. MSSP has a 40 year history of serving the oldest, poorest, and most frail Californians and their family caregivers, as an alternative to nursing home placement. Their services are...

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  • CHA Opposes Cuts on Programs for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

    By on May 19, 2020

    Below is a letter submitted to oppose the Governor’s proposed budget cuts that would be devastating for older adults and people with disabilities. California Health Advocates is a member of the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Support (CCLTSS). The proposed cuts to Medi-Cal and In-Home Support Services (IHSS) would disproportionately impact older...

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  • Governor’s Proposed Budget is Devastating for Older Adults ~ Fight Back

    By on May 19, 2020

    In mid May, Governor Newsom released his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. With the drastic costs of COVID-19 causing a huge budget deficit of $54.3 billion, some hard choices and cuts are expected. But, the cuts he proposed would be devastating for our state’s older adults and people with disabilities. California Health...

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  • People Unable to Enroll in Medicare Due to COVID-19 Related Issues, Now Have Extra Time

    By on May 18, 2020

    Thanks to California Health Advocates’ collaborative efforts with advocates state and nationwide, people who were unable to enroll in Medicare during the normal enrollment periods due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now have extra time. This extra time, referred to by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as “equitable relief”, is for enrolling…

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