By Gary Passmore
Congress of California Seniors
Rising health care costs and the downturn in the economy have meant disaster for California’s seniors, resulting in huge budget cuts to health care programs that serve our vulnerable population.
As reported in the Mercury News last week, Gov. Jerry Brown has attempted to stop the bleeding by proposing to restructure state health care programs for the poor. His plan represents an opportunity for California to deliver more care for the dollar through better coordinated, more effective care.
However, we believe his plan must be improved upon by investing in the tools seniors need to proactively manage our health and maintaining our choices when it comes to directing our care.