Opinion: Overhaul Needed for Health Insurance Enrollment
"Last month, the state lost an opportunity to receive tens of millions of dollars in federal funding to provide health care to uninsured kids" because California "didn't enroll enough eligible children in its government health plans," Phil Lebherz -- executive director of the Foundation for Health Coverage Education -- writes in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece. Lebherz argues that "California has a cumbersome system that acts as a roadblock to enrolling eligible children," adding that a possible solution is "to allow people eligible for Medi-Cal to sign up for it ... when they receive medical care." Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "Missing Out on Health" (Lebherz, Los Angeles Times, 2/6).