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.
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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.
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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 ]
A story in the autumn issue of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health magazine about the future of immigrant health in the post-Affordable Care Act world featured four Center representatives – Associate Directors Ninez Ponce and Steven Wallace, Director of Research Nadereh Pourat, and Faculty Associate Arturo Vargas Bustamante.
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By the end of 2019, CalSIM estimates the state’s uninsured population could drop to about 6 percent of the population, or 2.5 million of the state’s projected 40 million residents, according to a story in Reporting on Health.
Programs run by health agencies in Los Angeles, San Mateo and San Francisco counties are successfully signing up the uninsured for health coverage, aided by an online system that establishes web eligibility in real time and leads to same-day enrollment, according a California Healthline story.