After Struggling To Find Medi-Cal Doctors, Santa Clara Residents Turning To Expensive Hospital Care
The county's civil grand jury has released a report citing the problems associated with a lack of doctors who accept Medi-Cal.
The Mercury News:
Santa Clara County Grand Jury: Family Health Plan Should Verify Patients Have Primary Care Doctors
Medi-Cal enrollees in the Santa Clara Family Health Plan may have trouble finding a primary care doctor willing to treat them, leading many to use high-cost hospital emergency rooms and government-funded free clinics — or defer care altogether, a new report from the county’s civil grand jury says. Compounding the problem — despite a 2015 California law that mandates that all health plans maintain accurate and regularly updated physician directories — the report says the Family Health Plan’s directories are often confusing and out of date. (Seipel, 5/15)