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CEO Paul Markovich said he opposes the Republican plan because it would allow insurers to once again discriminate against people with preexisting conditions. “We are better than that,” he said.
The California-based company, an important player in Medicaid managed care and across the Obamacare marketplaces, could prove an attractive target for larger insurers.
California lawmakers consider a bill to use state money to help homeless Medi-Cal patients pay rent — shifting their focus from sheer survival to wellness. The move could save taxpayers millions, advocates say.
Denti-Cal has been criticized for not paying dentists enough to care for low-income Medicaid recipients.
A University of Southern California professor says conservatives and liberals should split the difference: Scrap the exchanges and expand Medicaid.
There are many ways beyond legislative repeal for the Trump administration and congressional Republicans to unravel the Affordable Care Act.
They want the state’s new tobacco tax to help pay for a raise in Medicaid rates, but so far Gov. Jerry Brown has other plans for that money.
The Republicans’ health care plan, which would generally reduce premium subsidies and limit federal funding for Medicaid, has many Californians wondering what will happen to their coverage. We spoke with some of them.
The prospect of cutbacks has led to agitation and activism in California’s largely agricultural Central Valley, with relatively high poverty rates and a significant number of Trump voters.
“It’s challenging to see how it would not … jeopardize the entire [Medicaid] program,” a top health official said.