Medi-Cal

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. […]

01/13/2014

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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 […]

12/20/2013

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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 […]

10/01/2013

Medicaid

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 […]

07/05/2013

Affordable care act

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 […]

06/15/2013

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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 […]

06/04/2013

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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 […]

06/01/2013

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Brown, Democrats wrangle over Medicaid expansion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California was an early booster of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law and was the first state to authorize a health insurance exchange in 2010. It also was quick to […]

05/05/2013

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Pacific Health Corporation closes 3 hospitals

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Health Corporation officials say they’ll close their three remaining hospitals, in part because of legal costs associated with allegations they recruited homeless people to charge Medicare and Medi-Cal for care they didn’t need.

04/02/2013

Medicaid

Analyst says California should expand Medicaid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The benefits of expanding health care for California’s poor under the Affordable Care Act far outweigh the costs to the state, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.

02/20/2013

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Governor calls special session on health reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is calling a special legislative session to implement parts of the federal health care overhaul in California.

01/24/2013

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USC study: California’s aging population and future ramifications

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An unprecedented drop in California’s child population coupled with a growing wave of Baby Boomer retirements has major implications for the state and should drive lawmakers to adopt policies that will nurture young people.

01/08/2013

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