Internship and Externship positions: Justice in Aging seeks outstanding law students to work with us through summer and term-time internships and externships in each of our three offices, Washington DC, Oakland and Los Angeles CA. Law students are fully integrated into our health and income security teams and participate actively in our work.
Qualifications: We seek applicants with a genuine and documented commitment to working for poor and underserved populations, interest in aging issues, high-caliber legal research and writing skills, and the ability to take initiative and work independently. A commitment to a public interest career is desirable. Individuals with ties to low-income, racial/ethnic minority communities, and other underserved populations are encouraged to apply.
Applications: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply for a summer or term-time internship or externship, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and list of three references to Katrina Cohens, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Justice In Aging to seek and employ qualified persons, to provide equal opportunities in all aspects of employment, and to administer all personnel activities in a manner that will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other consideration prohibited by law. Justice in Aging particularly encourages applications from members of minority groups, women, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.
The federal government published new Medicaid managed care regulations on May 6, 2016. The new regulations are extensive, and will affect every aspect of Medicaid coverage provided through managed care. The new regulations will be phased in over time from 2016 through 2019.
Justice in Aging has developed this tool to assist advocates in using and analyzing the new regulations. With this tool, you can search for regulations by section number, section title, the key issue the provision addresses, and effective date. The tool also provides a summary and background on each provision and offers advocacy tips where applicable.
Note: This tool includes all of the managed care regulations that are effective on or before July 5, 2016. By mid-July 2016, the tool will be revised to include all of the managed care regulations, regardless of effective date.
Rating Periods: Many provisions are effective based on rating periods. Rating periods are the twelve month period for which capitation rates are developed under a managed care contract.
Plan(s): We employ the term “plan” as an umbrella term to include all managed care entities subject to the regulations including Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Prepaid Inpatient Ambulatory Health Plans (PIHPs), Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plans (PAHPs), and Primary Care Case Management (PCCMs). If a provision applies to a certain type of managed care entity, we specify this in the summary and background. Read More
By Emma Ayers and Fay Gordon
[Editor’s note: This post was originally published 2/29/16 on American Society on Aging’s AgeBlog.]
Each day, we see the impacts of aging, whether within ourselves or in conversations with family and friends. But when we curl up at the end of the day, and escape into the world of streaming TV and film, the images reflected back at us paint a picture far different from reality.
Unfortunately, as we were reminded during last night’s Academy Awards, the stories told in films, and the actors telling those stories, often fail to reflect the diversity of experience in this country. In 2015’s top grossing films, aging was portrayed through the eyes of a wealthy businessman (The Intern), adventurous globetrotting pensioners (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and a woman who physically cannot age (The Age of Adeline). Read More
In this last post of our series for Older Americans Month, let’s look to the future. Here are five things we can do now for a better shared future in 2050.
Imagine if there were a program that would help older adults living in poverty meet their basic needs: pay for rent, buy groceries, and stay safe and warm. Imagine if this same solution also helped people with disabilities of all ages. Sounds pretty powerful, right?
In celebration of May as Older Americans Month, we’re taking a deeper look at the multifaceted realm of aging: people, programs, and plans for the future. The first in the series focuses on what millennials (the generation following Gen X—with birthdates from the early 80s to the early aughts) need to know about aging. As it becomes harder to parse aging issues from national issues, more and more young people are taking a stake in the challenges facing older adults as shared challenges of navigating American life.
When someone says “sign here, here, and here” and doesn’t explain your choices and doesn’t let you read anything, do you feel like you’re making an individualized plan for your long term health care or signing for a package delivery?
When a nursing home loses its certification, who makes the decision on where the residents move? Is there a law in place protecting their right to say goodbye to friends and gather their personal belongings before they’re transferred to a new facility?
Who should be allowed in on your health care planning meetings? Just you and the health plan? Your adult child? Your partner? Your long-time health aide?