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Health Insurance San Diego Question & Answers

2015 August 26
by Sarah Fields

Betty asks…

How to become Certified Hospice Companion Aide San Diego,CA?

Hello, I tried google to find out where to train or register or what not for CHCA (certified hospice companion aide) hre in San Diego CA. Thanks you!!!

Sarah Fields answers:


Job: Caregivers, Personal Attendants, C N As and Home Health Aides

Jobing Description
In home health care agency hiring Personal Attendants and CNAs for work in North County and San Diego Central/Beaches. Requires one year paid elder care experience in all aspects of companion and personal care for work in our clients’ homes (*see below if you don’t have experience but have the heart and want to learn a new skill for a new career.) Personal Care includes assisting clients with bathing, dressing, grooming and activities of daily living (ADL’s). You will work primarily with only one client at a time. Our company has available employe health, dental, vision plans, a 401k, Merit Pay program, California Coastal Credit Union Membership and huge group savings through AT&T and Verizon cellular services. We express our appreciate frequently to employees and organize a social gathering at the holidays with gifts, and scratcher cards (like a lottery ticket) with values up $1000.

*We conduct a FREE “What it Takes to Be a Comfort Keeper” seminar at our San Diego office the first Monday of each month at 5p.m. Those attending who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply for employment with us!!!! Call 760-598-3303 or 619-795-6036 to reserve your space as seating is limited.

Skills / Requirements
Seeking at least one year experience working with elders providing companion and personal care including transfers, bed baths, and assisting with ambulation/transfers. Position requires ability to work independently with little supervision, to arrive on time, follow plan of care, cook, light housekeeping, transport client to medical and other appointments and/or social outtings. Requires current and valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, valid registraion and vehicle insurance. Prior experience with Dementia/ Alzheimers/ Hospice very helpful but not required.

Important Notes
Must be fluent in English, able to provide a negative TB test, drug screen, valid CA DL, reliable transportation with proof of current insurance and registration, eligible to work in the United States, and be able to pass a thorough background check.
Call for initial telephone interview.

Carol asks…

What is the OUT OF STATE transfer rate of UCLA and UC San Diego?

I know there was a site where you can find this information. I can’t seem to recall where it was located. If you can also provide the average gpa of the applicant and average gpa for those accepted.

Any help here please?

Sarah Fields answers:

Here are the links that you wanted concerning tuition.

Budget category Living with parents On campus Off campus
Resident fees $9,401 $9,401 $9,401
Room and board $4,277 $11,093 $9,971
Books and supplies $1,560 $1,560 $1,560
Transportation $1,946 $1,089 $2,082
Personal expenses $1,893 $1,526 $1,655
Health insurance fee/ allowance $846 $846 $846
Basic budget totals $19,923 $25,515 $25,515

Non-California residents: Add these amounts to your basic budget total above $22,021 nonresident tuition + $696 education fee

Sandra asks…

With Obama’s Universal Health Care proposal, what restrictions would be made on recipients?

For example, say I can’t afford health insurance and the government provides it for me under a new health plan, and then I go out and buy a new car, shouldn’t that break some rule in the plan? Shouldn’t there be strings attached to any taxpayer-subsidized health plan? I would be willing to bet there are a lot of people who have chosen to have a subscription to HBO and other non-necessities rather than health care.

Sarah Fields answers:

And instead of encouraging people to prioritize and pursue tort reform, we’re going to subsidize their poor choices…

They’ll run it like medicare — continue to cuts costs requiring hospitals to cut their labor forces and funnel any remaining costs to private insurance.

My girlfriend just came home from work at a well known hospital in San Diego — she came with this Memo distributed today:

Since 2008 and early 2009, we have faced severe insurance reimbursement cuts to our practice. For example, echo reimbursement has been cut by 13%. Reimbursement for certain procedures at the hospital have been cut by 50%. The Government has proposed an additional 21% cut in Medicare by the end of this year…

The letter goes on to say that Holidays are no longer paid — Insurance Refusal Subsidy has dropped from $.90/hour to $.50/hour — Salary caps are imposed — Hours Flexing is imposed giving the manager the permission to send anyone home if the office is slow or there’s not much work to be done — Overtime is punishable by write-ups…

The Government insurance proposal will be run just like Medicare/Medicaid/TRICARE/MediCal/etc. Etc… And long term will first push insurance companies out of business and then bankrupt the hospitals until they come to the rescue with a full scale universal health care plan. It doesn’t make sense why people are backing this plan.

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