California Healthline: L.A. County’s Remaining Uninsured Bound for a Medical Home

by Stephanie Stephens, California Healthline Regional Correspondent Image from Shutterstock LOS ANGELES – Even with more than three million Californians newly enrolled in health insurance through Covered California and the expanded Medi-Cal program, the number of people in Los Angeles County who will remain uninsured could be as high as 1.2 million. Medi-Cal is California’s … Continue reading

California Health Report: The Waiting Room: L.A. County’s Medi-Cal Backlog

By Jessica Portner As the deluge of applications for Medi-Cal continues to flood into Covered California, local health advocacy groups and providers throughout Los Angeles County say the sizable enrollment backlog is delaying health care services for needy residents. In L.A. County, 175,000 applications for the Medi-Cal program, which was expanded under the Affordable Care … Continue reading

LA Times: Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

  L.A. County children’s social workers strike outside the El Monte field office of L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina in December. The proposed county budget addresses hiring more social workers and reducing caseloads. (Mel Melcon, Los Angeles Times)   By Abby Sewell and Soumya Karlamangla Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump … Continue reading

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