Kaiser Health News: Feds Demand Medicaid Backlog Fixes By Six States

By Phil Galewitz JULY 10TH, 2014, 5:44 AM This KHN story can be republished for free. (details) Tired of waiting for states to reduce their backlogs of Medicaid applications, the Obama administration has given six states until Monday to submit plans to resolve issues that have prevented more than 1 million low-income or disabled people from getting … Continue reading

The Hill: Could states be penalized for Medicaid backlog under O-Care?

By Ferdous Al-Faruque Update on the ongoing Medicaid application backlogs   Top Republicans are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services if it is considering penalizing states with a backlog of new Medicaid applications under ObamaCare. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich) and Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) say the backlog is the federal … Continue reading

LA Times: Medi-Cal backlog hits 900,000 as computer problems persist

  A group assembles to learn about their Obamacare options at Our Lady of Peace Parish in North Hills in February. Because of problems traced to state computer systems, 300,000 Medi-Cal applications are backlogged in L.A. County. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times) Eryn Brown Around 900,000 Medi-Cal applicants statewide — 300,000 of them in Los … Continue reading

OC Register: Health exchange wrestles with backlog

By BERNARD J. WOLFSON / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERKEVIN LARA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Covered California is stumbling over a backlog of 25,000 paper applications it has been unable to process, as a Dec. 23 enrollment deadline looms for people who want medical coverage that starts Jan. 1. Hoping to solve the problem before the deadline, the state-run … Continue reading

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