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The office of State Treasurer John Chiang said the money is an “emergency” response to federal health care cuts being proposed in Washington.
Medical groups backed the Prop. 56 expecting the revenue to go to reimbursement rates, but they were disappointed with the final budget plan.
State Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), a pediatrician, says that people who were uninsured before the ACA were actually reluctant to go to the ER unless they were “about to die,” because they would be saddled with big bills, said. Under Medi-Cal, though, patients aren’t worried about those expenses.
The controversial proposal was discarded in last-minute state budget negotiations. It would have extended benefits to undocumented immigrants from ages 19 to 26.
The fiery debate has been roiling the Capitol and the health industry.
The state ranks near the top in children’s health but near the bottom in terms of their overall economic well-being, according to a study released Tuesday.
Visits have surged 75 percent over five years. Obamacare proponents had argued that expanded health care coverage would reduce the use of emergency rooms.
The addition of millions of new patients under the Affordable Care Act only served to exacerbate already existing problems with program.
A forum for Asian immigrants in Oakland draws a crowd so large some attendees had to be seated in an overflow room. Many immigrants are eager for information relevant to them as changes to the health care system are debated in Washington.
Two legislative committees this week approved the use of state money for the expansion of California’s Medicaid program to unauthorized immigrants up to age 26. What’s uncertain is whether the full legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown will approve the plan.