KPCC: CA community health clinics get $22M in federal funds to help enroll patients in Obamacare

Stephanie O’Neill | July 10th, 2013, 11:57am Alex Wong/Getty Images U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  Secretary Kathleen Sebelius  announced on Wednesday $150 million in grants to federally-qualified community health clinics nationwide to enroll the uninsured in health plans mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  In California, 125 community health clinics that provide primary … Continue reading

KPCC: California faces unique obstacles in implementing Affordable Care Act

Stephanie O’Neill | Take Two | June 14th, 2013, 9:01am JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images US President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters on the Affordable Care Act at Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, on June 7, 2013. During his visit to California last week, President Obama hailed the state’s leading role in implementing the Affordable Care Act. … Continue reading

KPCC: California Counties and state lawmakers reach provisional plan for Medi-Cal expansion

Julie Small | June 13th, 2013, 6:00am Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Thousands of uninsured patients attend a free temporary health clinic In Los Angeles. After months of wrangling over how to pay to expand Medi-Cal–California’s  health care program for low-income residents–counties and state lawmakers have sketched out a formula for splitting the costs. California opted to expand Medi-Cal … Continue reading

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