Health System Reforms

Affordable Care Act

While Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly are not included in the Affordable Care Act, the changes in the health care system will greatly impact opportunities and expectations.

Our Changing Health Care System: The Affordable Care Act and Beyond,” CALA News & Views Winter 2013

Coordinated Care Initiative

Passage of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) in July 2012 marked an important step toward transforming California’s Medi-Cal (Medicaid) system to better serve the state’s low-income seniors and persons with disabilities. The CCI begins the process of integrating delivery of medical, behavioral, and long-term care services. In particular, it provides a road map to integrate Medicare and Medi-Cal for people in both programs, called “dual eligible” beneficiaries.

Coordinated Care Initiative Overview

A New Chapter in Coordinated Care,” CALA News & Views Winter 2013

National Commission on Long-Term Care

The National Commission on Long-Term Care replaced the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, known as CLASS, which was repealed by Congress in 2011. Created as part of the American Tax Payer Relief Act, the commission was responsible for making recommendations to Congress on how to establish, implement, and pay for a long-term care system in the United States.

Members of the National Commission on Long-Term Care

Summary of Recommendations by the Commission