Future Of Medi-Cal Remains Uncertain Even After Defeat Of GOP’s Health Bill
It's still unclear what administrative changes President Donald Trump might make in the Medicaid system.
California Faces Higher Medi-Cal Costs Despite Trumpcare Failure
With the feds covering most costs, Medi-Cal’s enrollment has ballooned from 7.6 million to more than 14 million in the last five years, or more than a third of the state’s 39 million residents. The Republican alternative would have cost the budget up to $24.3 billion a year by 2027. That said, the future of Medi-Cal remains very dicey because we still don’t know what administrative changes President Donald Trump might make in the Medicaid system, short of congressional action. (Walters, 3/28)
Obamacare Advocates Say Trump Could Still Undermine The ACA
California healthcare advocates are breathing a sigh after the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — also called Obamacare — fell short. But they warn the Trump administration could still weaken the law through a variety of administrative decisions. (Goldberg, 3/27)