Report Shows Latino Medi-Cal Patients Have Difficulty Getting CareA report by the California HealthCare Foundation found that 36 percent of the Spanish-speaking Medi-Cal population has been told a physician won't take them, compared to 7 percent of the overall Medi-Cal population.
California A Step Closer To Extending Health Care For Illegal Immigrant ChildrenThe California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.
Board Votes To Close Doctors Medical Center In San Pablo Next MonthThe governing board for Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo has voted to start closing down the facility on April 21st.
Midnight Deadline Looms To Begin Insurance-Enrollment Process With Covered CaliforniaHealthcare consumers who take action to start enrollment in Covered California or make an appointment by midnight Sunday will have until Friday to complete the enrollment process.
Advocates Sue State Over Massive Medi-Cal Backlog, Low-Income Residents Waiting MonthsAdvocates 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.
Medi-Cal Starts Covering Autism Therapy For Thousands Of Poor ChildrenChildren 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.
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.
$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.
Gov. Brown Signs Spending Plan That Expands Medi-Cal While Continuing Budget CutsGov. 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.
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.
Field Poll Gauges Californians' Health Care Costs, OpinionsHalf of California voters say their health care costs increased this year. And, the same proportion describes health care as difficult to afford.
Legislature Expands Medi-Cal To 1.4 Million Low-Income ResidentsThe state Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.