San Jose Mercury News: Obamacare: Massive backlog stalls Medi-Cal expansion

By Helen Shen, Kaiser Health News A mountainous backlog of Medi-Cal applications is well into its third month, but California officials have provided little information about how and when the largest such bottleneck in the nation might be cleared. The California Department of Health Care Services first reported 800,000 pending applications in April. A month … Continue reading

SJ Mercury News: Stanford study: Moving some public workers to Obamacare could save billions

By Tracy Seipel Shifting hundreds of thousands of state and local government workers to less expensive coverage under the new health care law would save California about $1.4 billion a year, according to a study released this month by a group of Stanford University academics. Taxpayers could save almost $12 billion a year nationwide if … Continue reading

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