One LA leaders continue to be in the forefront in advocating healthcare for all. Through enrollment events primarily held at their faith-based institutions, One LA leaders have enrolled thousands of individuals into public and private health programs, including Medi-Cal, My Health LA, the county’s health program for undocumented residents, and Covered California. Two sets of One LA leaders, one driving the health enrollment efforts and the other leading criminal record clearing efforts, are collaborating with one another to ensure citizens of LA County are educated on and have access to benefits provided by these programs.Working with Dr. Mitch Katz, Chief Medical Officer and Director of LA County’s Department of Health Services, One LA has obtained permission to hold community health enrollment events in partnership with community health care clinics, which is not the norm or current practice. One LA leaders work to bring about permanent enrollment policies that allow county residents to enroll into health care programs at ANY location or given moment in time. Increased funding to My Health LA and structural changes to both Medi-Cal and My Health LA have made the programs more efficient and effective. This advocacy work was undertaken by One LA leaders.
Healthcare Enrollment Training
Wednesday, June 1
Location and time TBA
For more information, contact Edward Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELDER CARE / STATE ESTATE RECOVERY
On April 22, the San Gabriel Mission and St. Anthony’s Church held a training/information event that was attended by over 90 people. There are many issues related to elder care, among them are elder scams and long-term care options. The one that peaked the most interest this evening was around the State of California’s Estate Recovery Bill changes and rules. Many of the attendees are over 55 and own homes. How does the State Estate Recovery Bill (SB33) affect their loved ones and themselves? Representatives from California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) and Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) were at this event to help lead the discussion.
The existing federal law requires that the state seek adjustment from an individual’s estate if the person received medical assistance under the state Medicaid plan. There are changes being made to the existing rules, and One LA is actively researching these changes to assure that the needs of the community are met and families understand the impact.
There will be a follow-up meeting on Wednesday, May 25 to continue exploring how to do the research in order to move forward with a plan.
For more information, contact Ortencia Ramirez at email@example.com.