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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.
California Healthline’s Emily Bazar talks repeal, immigrant health coverage and Medi-Cal with Valley Public Radio.
Many patients struggle to find dentists who will take their coverage because the state’s reimbursement rates are so low. The new funds would go toward attracting dentists to participate in the program.
Medi-Cal’s controversial program to go after your assets when you die will be significantly curtailed starting in January, but some enrollees could be hit by new claims.
An attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County tells the Los Angeles Times that the organization has heard from more than 200 people this year who believe their Medi-Cal coverage was improperly terminated, but the number could be much higher.