Affordable Care Act
What is the Affordable Care Act?
It is a federal law that began in 2010. It changes how some people get health care in the United States. It has also been called Healthcare Reform, Obamacare and ACA.
Why is health care important for African American seniors?
Many African American seniors are at greater risk for arthritis, diabetes, hypertension (high blood), stroke, heart disease, obesity and mental health problems. If you have one of these health conditions, you have a greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease or stroke-related dementia (vascular dementia).
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Health Care Assistance (Covered California)
What is Covered California?
It is a new, easy-to-use marketplace where you can get financial assistance to pay for high-quality health insurance. You can shop online, over the phone or in person to find the right health care insurance option for you.
When does Covered California start?
Open enrollment began on October 1, 2013 and will end on March 31, 2014. Enroll before December 15, 2013 to have your health insurance start on January 1, 2014. To find out more, call 1(888)975-1142 or visit www.coveredca.com.
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Coordinated Care Initiative
What is the Coordinated Care Initiative?
The Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), also called the Medi-Medi or Duals Demonstration Project, is a new program intended to integrate and coordinate the delivery of Medicare and Medi-Cal health benefits into a single system of care. Benefits include health, behavioral health and long-term supports and services. The CCI will change the way that Medi-Cal and Medicare (duals), seniors and persons with disabilities with Medi-Cal only get their healthcare.
When will the Coordinated Care Initiative begin?
The CCI is scheduled to be implemented no sooner than April 2014. Who do these changes impact?Adults with Medicare (A&B) and full Medi-Cal benefits.
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What is Food Insecurity?
Food insecurity is the uncertainty of how you will provide for your next meal.
How many African American seniors are food insecure?
We do not know! But, we do know that African American seniors have a higher risk of being food insecure compared to other seniors. Food insecurity has impacted almost 2 million people in Los Angeles County. One in every 12 seniors in California were food insecure in the past year.
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AB109: Public Safety Realignment Act- AB 109
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