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Tooth decay in California’s children far outpaces the rest of the country, and officials have been focusing on making improvements to its program that helps children of low-income families get care.
Vision to Learn’s vans, staffed by an optometrist and an optician, visited more than 1,200 schools in 25 districts throughout L.A. County. The program targeted schools that had at least 65 percent of their students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches based on their household income
Data from a new grievance category backs up anecdotal evidence that Medi-Cal patients are unsatisfied with the way they’re treated by staff and doctors when trying to get care.
Before the boost, providers were struggling to take on new Medi-Cal patients because the payments were approximately half of what doctors received through Medicare.
The budget also includes expanded access to the treatment for hepatitis C and plans to fight the homelessness crisis.
The proposal would not change whether children are eligible for aid, but rather it would change the potential immigration-related consequences for their parents. A study finds that the move could result in between 875,000 and 2 million children across the country becoming uninsured.
A selection of opinions on health care developments from around the state.
But Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) says that because the state picks up the tab on emergency room visits from these uninsured patients, the benefits of the legislation outweigh the concerns.
Meanwhile, Modern Healthcare features a legal analysis of how those Trump administration rules could impact the health industry.
A report earlier in the year indicated that counties had amassed $2.5 billion in unspent funds that were meant to go to mental health services.