Low-Income Health Program Launches in 34 Calif. Counties
On Jan. 1, California's County Medical Services Program launched the Path2Health project to expand health insurance coverage to an additional 30,000 low-income adults in 34 mostly rural California counties. The project is part of California's "Bridge to Reform" Medi-Cal waiver, which aims to expand health coverage to help the state prepare for coming changes under the federal health reform law. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Path2Health covers primary care, hospital care and pharmacy services, as well as limited dental and vision care, for adults in the 34 counties with annual incomes at or below 100% of the federal poverty level.
- "New Program Brings Health Care to Low-Income Residents" (Eureka Times Standard, 12/22/11).
- "New Health Coverage Coming to North Valley" (Mitchell, Chico Enterprise-Record, 12/22/11).