San Jose Mercury News: Obamacare: Massive backlog stalls Medi-Cal expansion

A mountainous backlog of Medi-Cal applications is well into its third month, but California officials have provided little information about how and when the largest such bottleneck in the nation might be cleared.

The California Department of Health Care Services first reported 800,000 pending applications in April. A month later, that number had grown by 100,000 and has not budged much since.

As the state works through older applications, new ones continue each day to enter the system, which has been plagued by computer glitches and inefficient procedures for verifying applicants’ personal information.

Continue reading here: http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_26053781/obamacare-massive-backlog-stalls-medi-cal-expansion?source=rss

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