In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof reviews what's missing from Governor Brown's proposed 2018-2019 budget. It outlined modest adjustments to programs impacting older adults and people with disabilities and focuses on building the financial stability of the state, paying off debt, and strengthening elements of our infrastructure. It fails, however, to outline solutions to the challenges facing California’s older adults and people with disabilities.
On January 10, 2018, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released the proposed 2018-2019 budget. Learn what modest program changes impacting older adults and people with disabilities were included, and where the budget falls short.
Read the Foundation’s top 10 recommendations for improving integrated systems of care for people with Medicare and Medicaid, also known as dually eligible individuals.
On June 27, 2017, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed California’s 2017-18 budget. The budget includes program modifications that impact the health and human services delivery system serving older adults and people with disabilities.
California maintained its rank at No. 9, but it must do more to keep up with the growth of the older adult population. This brief highlights trends in California’s performance and opportunities to improve its rate of progress.
The number of older Americans with complex care needs is projected to jump from 6 million to nearly 16 million in the next couple decades, creating different stresses on our health care system. In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses promising approaches that combine medical and social services, with the goal of improving quality of life and reducing overall costs.