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.
An Alameda County supervisor and health care advocates are urging Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators to preserve local health care safety net funding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of Californians who want to kick their tobacco habits have a new tool to help them do so.
It’s about to get a lot more crowded at Valley Medical Center (VMC) in Santa Clara County over the next several years.
Santa Clara County Supervisors and San Jose City Council members met Friday afternoon partly to hear the status of Valley Medical Center and how an influx of Medi-Cal patients will affect the facility by 2014.
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Monday said there’s no reason the ratings downgrade of the federal government will have an immediate effect on California but cautioned the state is still on the mend.
Nursing homes are supposed to be safe havens for the elderly and the disabled. But a growing number are giving some residents the boot.