Last week, Congress' House of Representatives held the first ever "Medicare-for-All" hearing. Six hours of emotional testimony was given on the Medicare for All Act of 2019 (H.R. 1384), including testimony from Ady Barkan, a 35 year old single-payer activist with ALS with a courageous, challenging and touching story. This legislation, introduced by Democratic Reps. Pramila … [Read more...] about House of Representatives Holds First “Medicare-for-All” Hearing
Last week Senators Graham and Cassidy released another bill to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act despite the current bipartisan efforts underway to craft legislation that protects people's health coverage now and in the future. The Graham-Cassidy bill would cause millions of people to lose coverage, dramatically restructure and deeply cut Medicaid, and increase … [Read more...] about Graham-Cassidy Bill Again Pushes ACA Repeal & Threatens Health Coverage for Elders
Below is an urgent update from our partners Justice in Aging on the imminent vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and 4 important actions for today! Yesterday, the Senate took a reckless and irresponsible step towards gutting healthcare for older adults and others, and removing critical consumer protections that save lives. With Vice President Pence casting the tie-breaking … [Read more...] about Protect Our Health Care ~ 4 Simple Actions to Take Today!
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes called Obamacare, established standards and requirements for health insurance for people not covered by Medicare. It also established exchanges or Marketplaces where people can compare the benefits and costs of various medical insurance plans, find out if they might be eligible for a variety of public programs and benefits, and enroll in … [Read more...] about Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare and Covered California
Since last fall, we at California Health Advocates have received many questions related to Medicare and Covered California, the state’s health exchange or Marketplace. We updated our information as federal agencies developed guidance on these issues. See our FAQs About Medicare and Covered California. Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) … [Read more...] about Can I Choose Health Coverage through Covered California Instead of Medicare?