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Headlines

STUDY: DAUGHTERS PROVIDE MUCH MORE CARE THAN SONS - Tuesday, Aug. 19
Women step up to provide care for their aging parents more than twice as often as men, a new study has found. The Washington Post

POLL: VOTER APPROVAL OF HEALTH-CARE LAW CLIMBING - Tuesday, Aug. 19
Most California voters gave the state's rollout of the federal health-care law high marks and overall support of the Affordable Care Act is on the rise, according to a Field Poll released Tuesday. San Francisco Chronicle


STONEBROOK HEALTHCARE EARNS GOLD
- Monday, Aug. 18
Administrator Lori Cooper and her staff at Stonebrook Healthcare Center in Concord have reached the highest level of achievement in the nation, winning the Gold Excellence in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. AHCA Press Release

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: EXPENSIVE BUT MAYBE WORTH IT
- Monday, Aug. 18
Private Medicare Advantage plans are more expensive than traditional Medicare, but they offer higher quality, according to new research. The New York Times

SENATE PANEL OKs RAISING ASSISTED-LIVING FINES - Friday, Aug. 15
A key Senate committee has approved legislation that would increase maximum fines 100-fold for health and safety violations at assisted-living centers – residential facilities for elderly people who do not need the 24-hour nursing care provided at nursing homes. The San Diego Union-Tribune

CAN STATE MANAGE MEDI-CAL EXPLOSION? - Friday, Aug. 15
With nearly 30 percent of Californians now on Medi-Cal, the state is coming face to face with the unforeseen challenges one of Obamacare’s biggest successes. Kaiser Health News

AUTISM COMMUNITY WELCOMES COVERAGE - Thursday, Aug. 14
Questions remain about coverage details, but overall the autism community in California couldn't be happier with state officials' plan to cover autism care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. California Healthline
Special Events
 

2014 Quality Symposium
Sept. 3 Southern CA
Sept. 5 Northern CA


 
CAHF 64th Annual Convention & Expo
Renaissance Palm Springs & Palm Springs Convention Center
November 9-12, 2014


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