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The HMO blew two deadlines to supply information required by the state to monitor Medi-Cal managed care plans. Kaiser says it is “taking steps” to resolve the problem.
Wood, who chairs the Assembly Health Committee, lays out his priorities for 2017.
Since it opened 50 years ago, the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic has been a refuge for everyone from flower children to famous rock stars to Vietnam War veterans returning home addicted to heroin.
A flow of Medi-Cal expansion dollars — and patients — has fueled significant growth, making clinics in California one of the linchpins of primary care under Obamacare.
Enrollment in the state’s Medicaid program, called Medi-Cal, spiraled by 5 million through the federal health law, and officials are warily watching for signs of the GOP plan to revamp the law. Other outlets also look at what’s at stake in California if the health law is dismantled.
California doctors thought they would see higher Medi-Cal reimbursement rates from revenue raised by the new tax, but Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget directs that the funds instead cover other increases for the program.
More than 3 million Californians are enrolled in Medi-Cal under the expansion provided through the ACA.
A report shows that 55 percent of people who live in Tulare County — which is represented by three Republicans in Congress — have Medi-Cal coverage
Implications for Medi-Cal and other health initiatives will be closely watched when Gov. Jerry Brown releases his budget next week.
The estimate is based on the assumption that income-based tax credits and federal funding to support states’ expansion of Medicaid are eliminated.