Posts Tagged ‘Medi-Cal’

Study: Med-Cal rolls could expand by 1 million
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Although the California Budget Project sometimes gets into a tax-and-spend stance, their analyses often are based on solid numbers. That's the case with their latest on Medi-Cal in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins on July 1. The analysis found that Obamacar...

Pressure grows for CA $15 minimum wage
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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  The California Legislature this year boosted California's $8 per hour minimum wage to $9 in July 2014 and $10 in January 2016. But advocates for, and beneficiaries of, that 25 percent wage hike are not content. Pressure is building to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Nationwid...

My experience ‘enrolling’ in Obamacare/Covered California
Friday, November 15th, 2013
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With all the hoopla surrounding Obamacare, I decided to call and sign up for its implementation in our state, Covered California. I dialed 1-800-300-1506. Jose answered. He was polite but rattled when I told him I'd rather talk to him, a human, than trust my most personal information to a problem...

Doctors rip idea of nurses playing doctor
Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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Medical doctors have qualifications no other medical employee has: four years of college, four years of medical school, three to four years of a residency program. Some also go on to a several-year fellowship for additional training in sub-specialties. That's 12 to 15 years of education and trainin...

Nurse practitioner bill on life support in Assembly
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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SACRAMENTO – With Obamacare set to go into effect in January, state lawmakers anticipate millions of residents with newly obtained health insurance will tap California’s already stretched health care resources. In preparation, Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, who is an optometrist, introduce...

Another Obamacare exemption revealed
Saturday, June 29th, 2013

June 29, 2013 By Katy Grimes In February, the Treasury Department’s summary was released announcing who won’t have to pay a fine if they refuse to buy federal Obamacare insurance. This week they added some exemptions.  We are up to 9 now. "The Obama administration on Wednesday broaden...

Assembly shelves Walmart health care mandate — for now
Friday, June 28th, 2013

June 28, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- For now, Walmart can keep its slogan, “Low prices. Every day. On everything.” A bill aimed at forcing large non-union businesses to cover the health care costs of all employees, regardless of employees’ part-time status, died in the Assembly Thursd...

How’s Obamacare working out for CA?
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

June 2, 2013 By John Seiler How's Obamacare working out? On her Web site, state Senate Speaker Pro Tem Nora Campos, D-San Jose, wrote: "Much of our focus, early in 2013, will be on health care. The legislature will work with Governor Jerry Brown to implements the federal Affordable Care Act [Obama...

Powerful CA unions pushing ‘fair share health care’
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

May 29, 2013 By Katy Grimes Labor unions are on the attack and using the legislative process to take down Walmart and other non-union businesses using the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare A bill aimed at forcing large non-union businesses to cover the health care costs of all employee...

Vindictive Obamacare bills speeding through Legislature
Thursday, May 9th, 2013

May 9, 2013 By Katy Grimes It's always good to see the California Legislature proposing more vindictive bills aimed at penalizing employers. The new "Walmart loophole" bill, AB 880, would require large employers to "pay their fair share when they dump workers onto Medi-Cal by cutting hours or w...