California Healthline: New ACA Rules, Forms Complicate and Confuse Medi-Cal Renewal Effort

In a California Healthline report by Kelley Weiss, experts discussed the low return rate of Medi-Cal renewal forms, and the more-complicated requirements and sometimes-confusing language of the forms. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program.

County workers have been struggling with the huge backlog of Medi-Cal applications, and have not yet targeted trying to reach those millions of Medi-Cal enrollees who have not renewed.

The report includes comments from:

Cheryl Davis, the human services director in Placer County;Anastasia Dodson, the associate director for policy with the California Department of Health Care Services;  Jennifer Flory, senior attorney with the Western Center on Law and Poverty; and Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research…

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