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Computer Glitches Cause Backlog of 800K Medi-Cal Applications

Computer Glitches Cause Backlog of 800K Medi-Cal Applications

In L.A. County, officials said, more than 200,000 Medi-Cal applications filed between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 were trapped in the state's computer enrollment system until February. Today, the county's Department of Public Social Services can link up to the state system, but workers still face a daunting backlog of applications — and new software [...]

Give the Gift of Healthcare, Covered California Suggests

Give the Gift of Healthcare, Covered California Suggests

Gift-givers urged to buy Obamacare for young adults. Forget the Xbox One, Ugg boots or that “Keep calm and kill zombies” hoodie. California officials are urging you to consider gifting that special young adult in your life something a bit less tangible: Obamacare. Covered California launched its “Give the Gift of Health” campaign aimed at [...]

Medi-Cal Enrollment Up as Private Coverage Declines

Medi-Cal Enrollment Up as Private Coverage Declines

More California residents have enrolled in Medi-Cal and other public health insurance programs in recent years, while the number of individuals with private insurance has decreased, according to a report by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. According to researchers, the recession that began [...]

Will California’s Eldercare Reform Help or Hurt?

Will California’s Eldercare Reform Help or Hurt?

Amid all the recent worry about people lacking health insurance, one vulnerable group of Californians appears to be suffering from too much, not too little coverage. Low-income older adults who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal (California’s name for Medicaid). That might sound like a good thing. But the lack of coordination [...]

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 [...]

Providers Say Cuts to CA Medicaid Could Hurt Reform

Providers Say Cuts to CA Medicaid Could Hurt Reform

Health providers say California's cuts to its Medicaid program Medi-Cal will hamper the state's ability to expand and improve healthcare under President Barack Obama's overhaul. A federal appeals court backed California's right to cut payments by 10%, saving the state more than $330 million a year. Doctors, pharmacies and advocates for the poor [...]

Changes to California Children’s Healthcare Won’t be Delayed

Changes to California Children’s Healthcare Won’t be Delayed

An official in Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said that California will begin transferring poor children into a cheaper healthcare plan on Jan. 1, despite concerns from some lawmakers and advocates that the state's plan is inadequate. California is eliminating the Healthy Families program next year and shifting nearly 900,000 children into [...]