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Medi-Cal Expansion Could Hit California Budget

Medi-Cal Expansion Could Hit California Budget

Expanding the state's Medi-Cal program to meet new federal guidelines could add up to $4 billion a year in costs at the same time California is implementing federal health reform, potentially putting its budget "right out of whack," Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday. Brown said his administration is seeking federal waivers for some of the proposed [...]

California’s Uninsured: Treading Water

California’s Uninsured: Treading Water

The percentage of Californians who have employer-based coverage continues to fall, dropping from 65% in 1987 to 52% in 2011. While public insurance has partially filled this gap, almost 22% of Californians remain uninsured. This statistic should change dramatically in the coming years as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is [...]

Capps Highlights New Data Showing Health Reform Benefits to California Medicare Beneficiaries

Capps Highlights New Data Showing Health Reform Benefits to California Medicare Beneficiaries

Since the enactment of health-care reform, Medicare beneficiaries in California have saved $410.8 million thanks to the assistance the health-care law provides to beneficiaries who get caught in the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole.” In the first 10 months of 2012 alone, 235,245 individuals in California have [...]

Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline To Tackle Health Reform

Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline To Tackle Health Reform

California lawmakers are up against a tight deadline to get the state ready for the full rollout of healthcare reform. A variety of major decisions need to be made quickly. States are required to launch their new online insurance marketplaces by January 2014. But California wants to open registration next October. Anthony Wright, who directs [...]

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