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Medi-Cal Must Restore Dental, Other Care to Needy

Medi-Cal Must Restore Dental, Other Care to Needy

California eliminated adult dental care, optometry, podiatry and chiropractic services for all Medi-Cal patients during a 2009 budget shortfall, saying they were optional for states under the federal Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal in California. The Obama administration later approved California's decision, allowing it to take effect in [...]

California Now Stuck on Details of Medicaid Expansion

California Now Stuck on Details of Medicaid Expansion

It's been months since Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to expand Medi-Cal, as Medicaid is known in the state, to some 1.4 million Californians, but he and his Democratic colleagues in the Legislature are still wrangling over details of the expansion. Democrats, who control the Assembly and Senate, disagree with Brown over the Medi-Cal enrollment and [...]

Legislation Proposed to Help California Launch Healthcare Overhaul

Legislation Proposed to Help California Launch Healthcare Overhaul

The California state Legislature gaveled in a special session on healthcare Monday, pushing forward with sweeping proposals to help California implement President Obama's healthcare overhaul. The measures, including a major expansion of Medi-Cal, the state's public insurance program for the poor, would cement the state's status as the nation's [...]