HealthCare Action Team (HAT)

HEALTH CARE ACTION TEAM

The Health Care Action Team (HAT) meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, from 11 am to 1 pm. We meet at the Independent Living Resource Center at 825 Howard Street. Free lunch. Call Ligia to say if you can come. 415-546-1333

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IHSS Task Force News

The IHSS Task Force is a place for up-to-date conversations about how IHSS and home care in San Francisco is changing, and what needs to be done to ensure that the needs of seniors and people with disabilities are met. The group brings together leaders of government agencies and non-profit organizations involved in IHSS, along with consumers and providers, recognizing the need to hear the voices of those directly affected by the program.

* In January 2014, the IRS issued a new rule (Notice 2014-7) stating that IHSS providers do NOT owe income tax on IHSS wages IF they live full-time in the same home as the person getting care. The rule applies whether or not the caregiver and the person getting support are related or not. More information is available here:
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Certain-Medicaid-Waiver-Payments-May-Be-Excludable-From-Income

 

 

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Click here to read the SDA Position Paper on mandatory training for IHSS workers.

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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Senior and Disability Action has held community forums and put together informational resources on the impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal Expansion on seniors and people with disabilities! Click here for resources.

Participants at the Health Care Forum

Participants at the Health Care Forum

State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano speaking at the Health Care Forum

State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano speaking at the Health Care Forum

Health Care Forum Panel

Health Care Forum Panel

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For more information about HAT, please call SDA at 415-546-1333.