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CBSLA: Volunteers Assemble 4,500 Gift Bags For Homebound Seniors

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Volunteers, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, assembled thousands of gift bags Wednesday to be delivered to about 4,500 homebound… 84 more words

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President Pro Tempore De Leon: Announces Committee Chairs for the 2015-16 Regular Session

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has announced his leadership members and nominees for Senate standing committee chairs, forming a legislative team focused on job creation and long-term economic growth. 335 more words

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Harbage: Erroneous Cal MediConnect Notices to Medicare Plan Members

From our colleagues at Harbage Consulting:

Approximately 10,000 beneficiaries in Medicare plan products erroneously received 90-day CMC notices due to a data timing issue for the January enrollment phase. 

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NSCLC: Advocacy Steps for Consumers and Advocates Regarding the Home Care Rule: Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead

From our colleagues at NSCLC:

Effective January 1, 2015, the Department of Labor’s new Home Care Rule, depending on how it is implemented, could result in unintended consequences such as cuts to services, dismantling of programs that allow consumers to control their own care, and loss of income for home health care workers.

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CBP: Few Eligible California Seniors Receive Federal Food Assistance

One in seven Americans had trouble affording enough food in 2013, according to federal data released earlier this year. Among seniors 65 and older, 8.7 percent were food insecure nationwide. 81 more words

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NCOA: FY15 Funding Bill: What it Means for Aging Programs

A $1 trillion, 1,603-page FY15 funding package was among the last pieces of business of the 113th Congress.

The House passed the measure by a vote… 173 more words

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California Healthline: Head of Health Care Services Looks Back on Tumultuous, Fruitful Years

In a California Healthline report by Rachel Dornhelm, the director of the Department of Health Care Services, Toby Douglas, reflects on his 10 years of work at the department, the last four as director. 57 more words

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