Month: December 2014

Upcoming Waiver – Thoughts From Southern California (UPDATED)

December 22, 2014

This four part series examines the upcoming Medicaid Waiver. Section 1 is background on waivers; Section 2 reviews California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Section 3 provides 2012 data on Southern California’s safety nets on the eve of ACA implementation, and Section…

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Covered California December Board Meeting

December 16, 2014

This month’s Covered California board meeting was quick and simple, focusing on open enrollment, upcoming changes to the board, and changes to the plan contracts and standardized benefit design. Board Changes Bob Ross of the California Endowment announced that he is resigning from…

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Supervisor Kuehl Affirms Commitment to LA County Safety Net at CCALAC Policy Cafe

December 12, 2014

This morning, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was the featured guest at the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County's Policy Cafe. To the clinics and stakeholders in attendance, she expressed a desire "break the rules" and break down silos between different county departments responsible…

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Improving the Health of Individuals Reentering Communities from the Criminal Justice System

December 5, 2014

The role of the Medi-Cal program in providing health care to Californians reentering the community from the criminal justice system expanded substantially in 2014. All citizens and legal permanent residents with incomes up to 138% FPL are now eligible,[1] and many individuals without…

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Improving the Health of People Experiencing Homelessness: Issues and Recommendations

December 5, 2014

California’s decision to expand its Medicaid program provides federal funding opportunities to improve the health of its most vulnerable residents. Individuals experiencing homelessness have much to gain from Medi-Cal coverage, particularly considering that the homeless are in poorer…

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Kaiser Clinics to Open at Target Stores in Southern California

December 4, 2014

Have you imagined a day when you could snag a pair of gym socks, pick up some body wash and floss, and get your kids their annual check-up—all in one trip? Well, we have some news for the taskmasters among you. That experience may now be available at a Southern California Target…

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