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California

Health Care

Our Work Impacts Millions

As the state with the highest number of seniors living in poverty, and because California often leads the nation in innovative, progressive policies, our work to advance the health care needs of low-income seniors in California improves the lives of millions, and can serve as a model for other states. 

We advocate to ensure California’s large population of older adults who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) experience high quality, coordinated care. We were instrumental in getting the state to restore oral health benefits to Medi-Cal, and we are actively working in coalition with disability advocacy partners to improve the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. We are also working with state legislators on specific bills to improve California’s health care system for older adults, and serving on the stakeholder advisory committee for Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging. Below California advocates will find Issue Briefs, Fact Sheets, and other resources on the state’s Cal Medi-Connect Duals demonstration, the state’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program and more.

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