Advocacy & Policy

This section of our website provides our latest activity in national and state advocacy and public policy work on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries in California. Do you have a Medicare related coverage or beneficiary care access issue that you believe needs closer scrutiny? Send e-mail to news@cahealthadvocates.org or call 916-231-5110.


Comments to Policymakers

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NAIC’s Senior Issues Task Force Urged to Review State Long Term Care Proposals & monitor Insurance products for fraud

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Bonnie Burns, Training and Policy Specialist for California Health Advocates, who also serves as a long-time consumer representative with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), recently submitted a letter…
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Legislative Testimony

Gambling on Consumer Ignorance: Comprehensive Consumer Protections and Regulatory Scrutiny Are Required To Protect Purchasers of Long-Term Care Insurance Products

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TESTIMONY of CALIFORNIA HEALTH ADVOCATES Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Private Insurance and Long-Term Care Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216 June 3, 2009 Washington D.C. NOTE: View archived…
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