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Medi-Cal

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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Alameda County Coalition Urges Gov. To Preserve Local Health Funding After Medi-Cal Expands

An Alameda County supervisor and health care advocates are urging Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators to preserve local health care safety net funding.

05/28/2013

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Lawmakers Give Initial OK to Medi-Cal Expansion

State lawmakers have given initial approval to bills that would expand Medicaid to more than 1 million low-income Californians, a critical step to implementing federal health care reforms.

03/08/2013

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

Wary Of Cost, Gov. Brown Commits State To Health Reform

Gov. Jerry Brown says he is firmly committed to making national health care reform work in California, but he also is wary of the potential costs.

01/13/2013

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More Details Emerging About California Health Care Exchange Program

The five-member Benefit Exchange Board is making key decisions in Sacramento to lay the groundwork for who qualifies for affordable health care coverage and how they can access those plans.

08/23/2012

(CBS)

Critics Denounce California’s Plan To Eliminate Healthy Families Program

The revised budget agreement between legislative Democrats and Governor Brown calls for the phasing out of California’s successful Healthy Families program, which provides state-sponsored, low-cost insurance for children, teens and pregnant mothers.

06/22/2012

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Medi-Cal Helps Beneficiaries Kick Smoking Habit

Hundreds of thousands of Californians who want to kick their tobacco habits have a new tool to help them do so.

12/26/2011

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