Aug 17, 2014 8:45 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
California Governor Jerry Brown's 2014 budget mandates seniors and persons with disabilities who currently have full Medi0Cal benefits and who do NOT have Medicare enroll in managed care plans.
According to the Disability Advocacy Network, this transition is scheduled to occur December 1st in 18 counties, including Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas, and Tehama Counties Notices will be sent to those affected prior to December 1st, informing them of the managed care opotions.
To help seniors and those with disabilities understand how this change will impact them, a number of forums have been scheduled that will focus on what managed care is, how it's different from the current Medi-Cal healthcare system, rights and protections, and specific managed care plan information.
All of the forums below take place from 1-3 p.m.:
Wednesday August 27th at the Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 South Jackson.
Thursday Sept6ember 18th at the Southside Community Center in Oroville, 2959 Lower Wyandotte Road.
Wednesay October 8th in the Mineral Building at the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy.
Registration is encouraged to ensure sufficient handouts. Call Forest "Harlan at (530) 893-8527.
These forums are hosted by the Diversability Advocacy Network, funded by a grant from the SCAN Foundation. D.A.N. is a consortium of various non-profit and government agencies that serve seniors and persons with disabilities. it is administered by Independent Living Services of Northern California. www.ilsnc.org
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