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Advocates Sue State Over Massive Medi-Cal Backlog, Low-Income Residents Waiting Months

Advocates have filed suit against the state, saying hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians are being denied medical care because of a huge backlog of Medi-Cal applications.

09/19/2014

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Medi-Cal Starts Covering Autism Therapy For Thousands Of Poor Children

Children enrolled in Medi-Cal are now eligible to receive treatment for autism spectrum disorders in an effort to level the playing field for kids from families unable to afford the expensive therapy.

09/18/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

Contra Costa County Pushes To Sign Up Inmates Now Eligible For Medi-Cal Coverage

Contra Costa County is joining a long list of Bay Area counties to sign up one of the toughest populations for health care— jail inmates.

08/12/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$2 Million Grant To Go Towards Oakland Police Gun Tracking And Criminal Rehab Efforts

Oakland police announced a $2 million grant to bolster what they say are proven violence reduction strategies since crime is down this year compared to last.

08/11/2014

Spending Plan

Gov. Brown Signs Spending Plan That Expands Medi-Cal While Continuing Budget Cuts

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that accommodates an influx of uninsured residents into Medi-Cal yet leaves in place a 10 percent recession-era cut to most doctors, dentists and other health care providers who treat Medi-Cal patients.

06/21/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal

California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.

05/13/2014

A doctor conducts a checkup on a patient. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Field Poll Gauges Californians’ Health Care Costs, Opinions

Half of California voters say their health care costs increased this year. And, the same proportion describes health care as difficult to afford.

08/19/2013

California State Capitol

Legislature Expands Medi-Cal To 1.4 Million Low-Income Residents

The state Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.

06/15/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Legislative Leaders Say California Budget Deal Near

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.

06/11/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Brown Tells Counties To Help Pay For Medi-Cal Expansion

Gov. Jerry Brown told county officials Wednesday that the state cannot afford to “double-pay” as he seeks to expand California’s health care program for the poor, meaning counties will have to forfeit millions of dollars in state funding.

05/29/2013

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