Posts Tagged ‘Medi-Cal’

Study: Who will lose in California if the ACA is repealed?

Friday, January 13th, 2017

ACArepealThumbLow-income earners, young adults, part-time workers, and people of color in California gained the most between 2013 and 2015 when health insurance was expanded under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Now, with … [ Read full post ]

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Medi-Cal in 2065? Kominski, others ponder its future

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The safety-net health program Medicaid, known as Medi-Cal in California, turned 50th in July. Today, 12.7 million people – one-third of the state’s population – are covered by the program, according to a recent California Healthline Think Tank column.

In the column, Center Director Gerald Kominski and other experts predict what they think the … [ Read full post ]

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Thursday webcast: Pourat to discuss Medi-Cal waivers

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Center Director of Research Nadereh Pourat will be part of a panel discussion on how Medi-Cal waivers have improved — and can further improve — the health care system Thursday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-noon in Sacramento.

Other health experts on the agenda include:

Panel 1: How Waivers Are Being Used To Promote System Improvement [ Read full post ]

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Dental care gap for children in Medi-Cal families

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

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 ]

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Will access decline after Medi-Cal reimbursement cuts?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Primary care doctors who treat Medi-Cal patients were hit with two reimbursement rate cuts on Jan. 1: temporarily high Medi-Cal rates – which encouraged doctors to treat Medi-Cal patients – expired, and the state reduced Medi-Cal reimbursements by 10 percent, California Healthline reports. The cuts mean doctors will lose money treating Medi-Cal patients and … [ Read full post ]

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Tracking changes in access to care under Medi-Cal expansion

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Associate Center Director Ninez Ponce will be part of a California Healthcare Foundation briefing in Sacramento today at noon to discuss new research about Medi-Cal enrollees’ access to care before the state’s expansion of Medi-Cal and how to use that information to monitor access to care under health reform.

Discussion will include how Medi-Cal enrollees’ … [ Read full post ]

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