On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, The SCAN Foundation's Victoria R. Ballesteros testified to members of the California State Assembly on The SCAN Foundation'spolling work conducted by AP/NORC Center for Health Policy Research. Findings showed that Americans are unprepared and in denial about their long-term care needs. Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee scheduled the hearing titled, “Paying the Price for a Long Life: What’s Next for Long-Term Care Insurance?” in response to statewide concerns about long-term care insurance cost increases.
The Associated Press-NORC Center, with support from The SCAN Foundation, conducted a national surveyof Americans 40 or over to contribute rigorous and highly relevant research to the issue of long-term care.
On March 27, 2013, the State of California and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a Federal-State partnership to implement the Dual Eligibles Integration Demonstration, now referred to as “Cal MediConnect.” This Fact Sheet provides background information about Cal MediConnect and summarizes the key points of the MOU.
The Foundation developed its Budget & Financial Planning Tool to assist community-based organizations in developing project-specific budgets, determining both expense and potential revenues over a 5-year time frame.
On January 10, 2013, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released a proposed budget outlining his spending plan for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014. This fact sheet highlights initiatives and program adjustments of the proposed budget that would impact California's seniors and people with disabilities.