Opinion: Medi-Cal Waiver Is ‘Unprecedented Opportunity’
"Two major developments in health policy have opened a transformational window of opportunity to dramatically expand coverage and improve health care in California communities": the federal health reform law and "California's 'Bridge to Reform' Medicaid waiver," Anthony Wright -- executive director of Health Access and editorial board member of Payers & Providers -- writes in a Payers & Providers opinion piece. The Medicaid waiver, "which will help California prepare for and implement" the reform law, should be seen by counties as "an unprecedented opportunity for investment" to "get new federal dollars," extend insurance coverage and "shore up safety-net institutions," Wright continues. He concludes, "Let's make sure California takes a lead on this."
- "Medi-Cal Has a Big Opportunity" (Wright, Payers & Providers, 5/19).