Posts Tagged ‘Medi-Cal’

Covered CA facing 2015 adjustments

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

After posting some of the biggest numbers in the Obamacare firmament, Covered California is putting the squeeze on Golden Staters. Amid concerns that bureaucratic and administrative rules will reverse initial gains, the statewide exchange is stressing the substantial increase in tax penalties facin...

Cartoon: Medi-Cal lines

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Medi-Cal waiting, wolverton, Cagle, Oct. 13, 2014

Quarter-million applicants still waiting for Medi-Cal

Monday, September 29th, 2014

  A quarter-million Medi-Cal applicants have been waiting more than 45 days, and in some cases nearly a year, either to receive coverage or find out why their application has been denied. That’s an improvement from the 900,000 applicants who were languishing in early summer without cove...

Bill would end Medi-Cal asset seizures

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Seventh seal

"Nothing is certain in this world except death and taxes" is an old saying. California also has seizures after death. Now, the California Legislature just passed a bill to limit the seizure of the estates of Medi-Cal recipients. The Mercury-News reported: Hanging in the balance are the hopes --...

Californians on Medi-Cal

Monday, June 16th, 2014
Medicare in CA, Wolverton, Cagle, June 16, 2014

Study: Med-Cal rolls could expand by 1 million

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Medi-Cal Application Image

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
McDonalds, Downey, wikimedia

  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

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

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

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...