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The Wall Street Journal: The Economic Argument for More Aid to the Elderly Poor


KAREN LINCOLN: A rising tide lifts all boats. This idiom, typically referring to the economy, suggests that a good outcome will benefit all. There has been much debate about whether economic growth benefits the rich, middle class and poor, equally. 112 more words


LAO: The Universal Assessment Tool: Improving Care for Recipients of Home- and Community-Based Services

From our colleagues at LAO:

In 2012, the Legislature authorized the development and pilot implementation of a universal assessment tool (UAT) to streamline eligibility and level-of-need determinations for three home- and community-based services (HCBS) programs that provide care to seniors and people with disabilities.

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California Healthline: Judge Rules on Medi-Cal Backlog Suit, Orders State To Adhere to 45-Day Deadline

by David Gorn

On Thursday, an Alameda County Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction requiring the state to adhere to a 45-day limit for processing Medi-Cal applications. 127 more words


TSF: 2015-2016 Proposed Budget: Impact on California's Older Adults and People with Disabilities

From our colleagues at The SCAN Foundation:

On January 9, California Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget, outlining his spending plan for the coming fiscal year beginning on July 1.

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Modern Healthcare: Medicaid pay bump helps beneficiaries get appointments

By Virgil Dickson  

Increased Medicaid reimbursement for primary-care services to match Medicare rates led to an increased appointments for Medicaid patients, a new study finds. … 103 more words


The Sacramento Bee: John Chiang: Numbers reveal unfunded health care crisis


A few numbers to remember: 1.9, 72, 24, 92, 25, 67 and 121. No, they are not related to last week’s lotto, nor are they the residual carnage of a Sudoku factory meltdown. 176 more words


The Hill: Medicaid expansion is next top healthcare challenge, advocates say

By Sarah Ferris 

Medicaid expansion in two dozen states remains one of the biggest hurdles to guaranteeing healthcare coverage after the rollout of ObamaCare, according to a new report from Families USA. 89 more words