States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage. The federal Centers for Medicare […]


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California expands Medi-Cal while continuing cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the […]



It’s ‘medical Monday’ with a host of health care info

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the […]


Medicare, Medi-Cal and your medical bills

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: Medicare, Medi-Cal and your medical bills. Tips to help you reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses. […]


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Covered California encourages consumers to enroll online

With the deadline approaching for Covered California health insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of new enrollees are seeking help and signing up for plans. Phil and Penny spoke with the Executive Director […]


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First day of Obamacare and Covered California

It’s launch day for a major part of the health care overhaul. Californians without health insurance can begin signing up for coverage online. How will the big change affect you? Lisa and Phil spoke with […]



Podiatrists, dentists must be covered

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California lawmakers improperly stopped funding certain medical services that rural and other specialized health clinics provided to low-income residents under the state’s Medicaid program, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A […]


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Lawmakers expand Medicaid in final budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Legislature on Saturday passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians, as it rushed to meet its deadline […]


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Providers: Medi-Cal cuts will limit health access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health care providers rallying at the Capitol on Tuesday warned that a Central Valley medical center could shut down and doctors throughout California could stop accepting Medicaid patients if a state […]


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Medi-Cal employers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Legislators are taking aim at large employers who pay their workers so little that they qualify for government health insurance at taxpayer expense. The Los Angeles Times reports legislators are calling […]




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