Cal MediConnect, a new managed care health program for vulnerable disabled and senior Californians, had a rocky start and low enrollment last year, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Center’s Kathryn Kietzman, who interviewed potential participants in the program and published the results, said changes in how health care is managed through the … [ Read full post ]
‘Health care reform’ Archive
Center Director Gerald Kominski recently discussed the math behind the $50,000 figure the Congressional Budget Office reported it cost to cover an uninsured person under the Affordable Care Act: the figure is for 10 years of coverage, not one year.
So, the cost per year is about $5,000, said Kominski in an interview on NewsmaxTV’s … [ Read full post ]
Millions of Californians have benefited from the ACA reforms, but undocumented immigrants have been left behind, said Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, in a California Health Report story.
A story in California Healthline says enrollment in a not-for-profit insurer that covers San Bernardino and Riverside county’s low-income residents has more than doubled, from 500,000 in 2011 to 1 million today.
A recent California audit found that 56 percent of children in the Medi-Cal dental program – 2.86 million – did not receive dental care through the program in the 2012-13 federal fiscal year, and last week’s state budget failed to address the issue, California Healthline reports.
In comparison, Ohio had the lowest rate of … [ Read full post ]
Emergency room (ER) use at three large Los Angeles County public hospitals for medical problems that didn’t require a hospital stay dropped 9 percent in the first three months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times. The decline helped lift a burden off consistently … [ Read full post ]