Learn about California’s lower-income older adults, eligible for Medicare but not Medi-Cal
Read the chartbook; attend the July 17 webinar.
California’s older Medicare beneficiaries with income just above the Medi-Cal eligibility limit (near dual) have a similar demographic profile to people dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal. They also have higher rates of disability and less access to social supports than those with higher incomes. However, they are not eligible for Medi-Cal long-term services and supports and do not have the resources to pay privately for care.
To better understand the demographics and needs of this population, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Office of Medicare Innovation and Integration recently released a Profile of Older Californians: Medicare Beneficiaries Near Income Eligibility for Medi-Cal. Developed by ATI Advisory, this is the third chartbook in a series that provides information on the demographics, needs, and health care experiences of California’s Medicare beneficiaries. See the other chartbooks, and the related TSF webpage:
- Profile of the California Medicare Population
- Cultural and Linguistic Demographics of the California Medicare Population
Join TSF on July 17 for a webinar and discussion hosted by DHCS which will build on the chartbook topics.