Category: Budget


CHANGES ARE COMING TO HEALTHCARE

ON MEDICARE?  ON MEDI-CAL?  ON BOTH? BIG CHANGES ARE COMING TO CLIENTS & CONSUMERS WHO RECEIVE HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL SUPPORTS THROUGH MEDI-CAL ONLY OR MEDICARE & MEDI-CAL. A new super agency, called the Administration for Community Living, was created in…

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NEW BUDGET REALITIES IN CALIFORNIA

DREADFUL CUTS MAY STILL COME AFTER NOVEMBER VOTE CALIFORNIA HAS A BUDGET, ON TIME AND FULL OF HOPE(FUL ASSUMPTIONS) Governor Jerry Brown signed the budget bill for 2012-13 into law on June 27.  What will be the effects on people…

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NEW FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH

Obama Administration Announces New Steps to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease The Obama Administration is making an additional $50 million available for cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research. The administration’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget will increase funding for Alzheimer’s research by $80 million, plus an…

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Texas, Model for California? Maybe Not!

The Houston Chronicle (CFED) By: Chris Tomlinson February 5, 2012   Texans politicians (and our local Assemblymember, Dan Logue) like to tout the state’s economic growth, but more and more Texans are finding themselves teetering on the edge of poverty….

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Judge Extends Block to IHSS Cuts

As reported in the Sacramento Bee, a federal judge on Thursday (1/19/12) continued to block the state from reducing in-home care to low-income disabled and elderly residents, a budget cut pursued last year by Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers. The reduction…

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Rally Against More Cuts

Services for disadvantaged citizens have already been cut to the bone.  Join us to protect vital services.  Your well-being depends on it.  Federal magistrate Wilkens has prevented a 20% cut in IHSS because that would force people from their homes…

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Rally Against the Trigger Cuts POSTPONED!

The rally against unfair and inhumane state budget cuts to health & human services HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL (most likely) JANUARY 18.  This new date will coincide with Governor Brown’s “State of the State” Speech, which we anticipate to be January 18.  WE…

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BEWARE OF THE WOLVES

WOLVES SIGHTED IN CALIFORNIA Tis the season for celebration of various holidays throughout the world.  On Sunday, many of us will stop to celebrate Christmas.  We hope that this season finds you healthy and reasonably happy.  We offer for your…

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IHSS CUTS POSTPONED

Judge grants reprieve to 372,000 on cuts to in-home care A federal judge has apparently granted at least a temporary reprieve to 372,000 elderly and disabled Californians who faced a 20 percent cut in their in-home care on Jan. 1. U.S. District Judge…

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