medi-cal

California Update for Friday, June 8, 2018

Jun 8, 2018
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• A California budget proposal would cut a program which provides discounts to hospitals that serve low income patients.

Today's reporting by Adhiti Bundlamudi.

California Update for Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
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• Families of children with disabilities say they aren’t getting the nursing care that they’re entitled to through Medi-Cal. They filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of California last week.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Monday, May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018
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• The Mental Health Services Act has long supplied the bulk of funding for California counties to prevent and treat mental illness among Medi-Cal patients. But some counties aren’t using the money.

• Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that gives immigrants living in California illegally new protections in court cases.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

California Update for Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

• Governor Jerry Brown isn’t backing long-term changes to Medi-Cal or Covered California. But he has proposed some one-time allotments that could improve health services for inmates, the mentally ill and rural residents going forward.

• The revised spending plan proposed by Governor Jerry Brown Friday is drawing praise from lawmakers in both political parties for placing much of California’s projected nine billion dollar budget surplus in reserve.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

Health Care Enrollment Gathers Steam

Feb 2, 2014

  The number of Sonoma County residents signing up for health care coverage is accelerating, with field workers reporting that many applicants have not had insurance before and most are pleasantly surprised at the prices they will pay.

Another factor that is boosting health insurance enrollment rates, suggests the West County Health Clinics’ Cady Smith, are the penalties that will kick in for those who don’t opt in.

Dental Care Emergency

Jun 24, 2013
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Fewer dentists and decreased funding for services have combined to create an acute shortage of dental care. A new report, released this morning, says California is among the ten states where the problem is worst. But, as Bruce Robinson reports, Sonoma County has a saving grace.