CHA joined over 50 organizations concerned about access to affordable, high-quality health care and long-term services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families, sent letters to Congressional leaders in both the House and the Senate on Friday, December 15th in opposition to the tax bill that is likely to be voted on next week. The letters … [Read more...] about CHA Joins over 50 Organizations Opposed to Congressional Tax Plan
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!
Starting April 1, 2014, beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal (informally called “duals” or “Medi-Medis”) in a few counties have received notices about or experienced changes in how they receive benefits. The changes are brought about by “Cal MediConnect,” a demonstration to integrate Medicare and Medi-Cal. Cal MediConnect is part of the larger Coordinated … [Read more...] about Are You Affected by Cal MediConnect?
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson recently introduced AB 2025 to raise the income level of the Aged and Disabled Medi-Cal program (A&D program) to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). This change would create consistent income eligibility for different Medi-Cal programs and parity for seniors and people with disabilities. With AB 2025, more people who are already in … [Read more...] about Support AB 2025 ~ Legislations Raises Income Level for Aged & Disabled Medi-Cal Program
The Qualified Individual (QI) program is one of the Medicare Savings Programs which help Medicare beneficiaries with lower incomes pay some out-of-pocket costs. Specifically, the QI program pays the Medicare Part B premium for Medicare beneficiaries with incomes between 120% and 135% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and who meet the asset limit. Unlike the other Medicare … [Read more...] about Qualified Individual Program Expires 3/31 ~ Tell Congress to Make the QI Program Permanent