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California Healthline: New Reports Shine Light on Long-Term Care Problems

by George Lauer

For a couple decades now, advocates for seniors and aging Californians have warned that long-term care problems will get larger and more numerous if government and health industry officials don’t make some policy changes. 178 more words

Seniors

California Healthline: State 'A Few Weeks' From Waiver Draft

by David Gorn

The state is weeks away from finishing the first draft of a new 1115 federal Medicaid waiver, according to Jennifer Kent, director of the Department of Health Care Services. 148 more words

Seniors

California Healthline: State Officials Get Earful About 'Temporary' Medi-Cal Provider Moratorium from 1999

by David Gorn

On Wednesday, legislators directed the Department of Health Care Services to revisit its policy to regularly extend a moratorium on certain fee-for-service Medi-Cal providers that dates back to 1999. 127 more words

Seniors

The Sacramento Bee: California's Medi-Cal program for poor grows to 12 million

BY JUDY LIN

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.

Since California embraced the federal health care overhaul, the state’s Medicaid program for the poor has added more than 2.7 million people, a surprisingly high number that has left the state to grapple with making sure there are enough doctors to care for all of them. 106 more words

Seniors

California Healthline: LAO Report: State Could Lose $1 Billion

by David Gorn

California stands to lose about $1 billion in federal health care funding through potential elimination of the current managed care organization tax if the governor’s proposed revision of the tax is not approved by federal officials, according to a report issued last week by the state Legislative Analyst’s Office. 113 more words

Seniors

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

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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

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