California’s implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) holds tremendous opportunity for both health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) delivery. This brief describes the state’s implementation of key ACA provisions to improve services for older adults and persons with disabilities, and notes additional recommendations for system transformation.
On May 14, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released the “May Revision”, reflecting updated estimates for the state revenue and spending for the 2015-16 budget. This fact sheet highlights items included in the May Revision that impact health and human service programs serving California’s older adults and people with disabilities.
The SCAN Foundation's (TSF) Linkage Lab Academy provided training and technical assistance to six community-based organizations in California seeking partnerships with the health care sector. On May 4th, TSF hosted a webinar that explored the outcomes and lessons learned from the Linkage Lab Academy.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has endured its share of controversy, facing both legal challenges and implementation difficulties. Even with these struggles, the ACA has created landmark improvements to our health care delivery system. Before the ACA, many Americans lacked access to affordable health insurance; today, over 16 million previously uninsured Americans have coverage.
Signed into law in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included provisions to transform the health care delivery and long-term services and supports systems for older adults. The Foundation's most recent brief highlights eight elements focused on care coordination and increased access to home and community-based services implemented since the law's enactment.
Person-centered care is an approach to health care and supportive services in which care is directed by the individual needing care and allows him or her to identify their goals, preferences, and desired outcomes in an effort to improve their overall quality of life. However, there is no single approach to providing person-centered care. As government agencies and health care providers work to design and integrate person-centered care into long-term care planning, understanding older adults’ attitudes toward different approaches is important for developing and communicating these concepts.