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Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expired Sept. 30. Many states still have money in their budgets, but California has enough money to last only through the end of the year.
Many Californians have been using pot for years, legally and illegally. But newbies, even Grandma, might benefit from a website that contains warnings about the risks.
Covered California may let insurers raise rates by an average of up to 25 percent on certain plans if uncertainty persists about the federal government’s commitment to funding reductions in out-of-pocket expenses for low-income people. California Healthline Senior Correspondent Chad Terhune discussed this and other health care topics Wednesday on KABC radio.
The notion is gaining traction — or at least attention — with the failure of the GOP’s latest overhaul effort. In Sacramento, an expert panel debates the pluses and minuses.
As the number of hospitals across the country has plummeted, many old buildings are finding new life as apartments and condos.
The clinics, which serve many poor people, are tightening spending in case Congress doesn’t approve new funding for them before the government’s 2018 fiscal year starts Sunday. California has the most at stake.
The report says state officials failed to follow up properly or promptly on complaints of neglect and sexual abuse. But changes are underway, it says, and one child welfare advocate says she’s already seen a “significant turnaround.”
The measure proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) would disrupt the existing health system more than any of the measures considered so far this year, according to supporters and critics.
In the GOP’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, California would lose a lot of federal funding. Texas would gain a lot in the short term, but experts worry Texas would not use the money well.
The GOP’s Graham-Cassidy bill would bring dramatic changes to health coverage nationally, especially in states like California, which fully embraced the Affordable Care Act.