Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. The focus of hospice care is on ensuring patient comfort, and not on curing an illness. In hospice, a specially trained team of professionals and caregivers provide care for the “whole...

By Pauline Bartolone and Carmen Heredia Rodriguez of California Healthline California and several other states will exempt themselves this year from a new Trump administration rule that cuts in half the amount of time consumers have to buy individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. In California, lawmakers...

Tai Prohaska, MPH Manager of Strategic Alliances, Allsup There are two main federal disability benefits that can be a lifeline for individuals diagnosed with cancer: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and people...

The following information is from the Social Security Administration's press release, issued on Thursday August 31, 2017. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. *** Many Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments are scheduled for Friday, September 1.  The following...