Californians Concerned Delay Of CHIP Renewal Will Hit Close To Home
About 2 million California children get check-ups, vaccinations, emergency visits and other benefits through the popular program. The funding for CHIP has stalled in Congress.
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Will Federal CHIP Coverage Continue For California Kids?
Alla Moraru of Sacramento says she doesn’t know how she would keep her four children covered without the federally subsidized Children’s Health Insurance Program. ... About two million California children get check-ups, vaccinations, emergency visits and other benefits through the program, and available federal funding will dry up by the end of the year if Congress doesn’t take action. (Caiola, 10/10)
And in news on Medicaid —
Woman Faces Prison For Embezzling Fresno Medi-Cal Payments
A former Fresno County behavior health worker pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court to embezzling nearly $100,000 from the county in a Medi-Cal fraud scheme. Christina Hernandez, 39, now of Las Vegas, faces 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Hernandez worked for Fresno County’s Behavioral Health Department as a provider relations specialist and was responsible for administering mental health service benefits for Medi-Cal patients. (Calix, 10/10)