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Quarter-million applicants still waiting for Medi-Cal

  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

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Bill would end Medi-Cal asset seizures

“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:

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Study: Med-Cal rolls could expand by 1 million

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

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Pressure grows for CA $15 minimum wage

  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

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My experience ‘enrolling’ in Obamacare/Covered California

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,

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Doctors rip idea of nurses playing doctor

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

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Nurse practitioner bill on life support in Assembly

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

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Another Obamacare exemption revealed 6

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

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Assembly shelves Walmart health care mandate — for now 13

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

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