Over the past several decades, health care costs have consumed an ever-greater percentage of U.S. spending. But for most Americans, higher health care spending has not translated into improved quality, particularly for those with complex medical or social needs. In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the impact of the CHRONIC Care Act as a path to better care for older adults.
On June 27, 2018, Governor Brown signed California’s 2018-2019 budget. Read a summary of budget items impacting older adults and people with disabilities.
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the need for California’s lawmakers and next governor to develop a master plan for aging, accentuated by the results of a statewide survey revealing voter’s opinions on critical aging issues.
On May 11, 2018, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released the May Revision of the 2018-2019 budget. While it includes a significant increase in revenues and modest program investments for older adults and people with disabilities, the state still has no overarching master strategy to meet the needs of an aging California.
This new policy brief highlights 10 questions health plans and systems nationwide could consider using in their risk assessments to deliver more cost-effective, quality care.
More than 80 percent of California voters would support a gubernatorial candidate who has a vision and long-term investment plan for California's older adults. In this infographic, learn about California's changing demographics, which states are leading the way, and what comprises plan elements.