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WHCoA: A Time for Family

by Nora Super, Executive Director 

Many of us are already preparing for Thanksgiving celebrations. Turkey and football, and perhaps travelling to wherever we call home, will be on many of our menus for the day. 81 more words

Seniors

SJ Mercury News: California's managed care project for poor seniors and disabled faces backlash

By Anna Gorman

California’s experiment aimed at moving almost 500,000 low-income seniors and people with disabilities automatically into managed care has been rife with problems in its first six months, leading to widespread confusion, frustration and resistance. 220 more words

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The California Report: Newly Protected Immigrants Will Be Eligible for Medi-Cal, Advocates Say

By Lisa Aliferis

California undocumented immigrants who are eligible for deferred deportation under President Obama’s executive action are expected to be eligible for Medi-Cal, as long as they meet income guidelines, advocates said Thursday. 149 more words

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NSCLC: What’s In A Notice? How Notices Of Action Protect Consumers In Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services And Supports

From our colleagues at NSCLC: 

As Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) rolls out nationwide, advocates on the ground have seen due process violations in appeals and notices of action.

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Huffington Post: Happy Birthday, SSI, Time for an Update

Kevin Prindiville 

Last week an extremely important federal program that you have likely never heard of turned 43 years old. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides modest, yet life-saving, cash assistance to 8 million seniors and people with disabilities with extremely limited income and resources. 119 more words

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LAO: The 2015-16 Budget: California's Fiscal Outlook

The 20th annual edition of the LAO’s Fiscal Outlook—a look at possible state revenue and spending trends over the next five years—reflects anticipated progress in building budget reserves under the recently approved Proposition 2. 123 more words

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TSF: Perspectives - White House Conference on Aging

From our colleagues at The SCAN Foundation:

Next year, America will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security.  

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