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Public policy impacts many aspects of aging, ranging from how people and their families access health care, housing, transportation, and other services in their communities. Developing solutions to the challenges that people face as they grow older requires addressing these issues at the state and local levels.

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Enacted on June 30, 2022, California’s 2022-23 budget addresses longstanding system challenges related to health care, long-term services and supports, workforce, and housing for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. It includes a $17 billion broad-based relief package and continued investment in implementing the Master Plan for Aging. 
On January 10, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom released the 2022-23 proposed budget. The proposal includes several program changes that impact services for older adults and people with disabilities.

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California Health & Human Services Agency and Department of Aging Release the Master Plan for Aging (January 6, 2021)