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

California Healthline: Compromise Proposed for Medi-Cal Expansion

[Robinson Chavez, Michael -- - Sierra Foothills, Ca. November 16, 2011 Kate Hamon, 78, had it made when she moved to Pine Grove just north of Jackson. She owns two homes, one, a 17 acre property is all paid for. Then the bubble burst and Hamon was upside down on one of her homes, which is being purchased in a short sale for a song. Hamon, a deeply religious woman, packs up a statue of the Virgin Mary. The elderly are dealing with tough financial conditions and aborted retirements in the foothills of the Sierras. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times)] *** []

by David Gorn A new plan is expected to be unveiled today offering a compromise approach to the state’s optional Medi-Cal expansion. Health Access California, a not-for-profit health advocacy organization came up with the plan as a bridge between the state’s rough outline in the budget for two choices — a state-administered or county-administered approach. … Continue reading

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