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LA Times: Op-Ed California's Medi-Cal explosion

People attend an orientation in North Hills last February for Covered California and Medi-Cal enrollees. (Los Angeles Times)

By ANNA GORMAN

California is coming face to face with the reality of one of its biggest Obamacare successes: the explosion in Medi-Cal enrollment. 197 more words

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The Campaign with Ernie Powell: LAAAC Chair, Rigo Saborio

LAAAC Colleague, Ernie Powell, hosts a radio show on Radio Titans named The Campaign where recently LAAAC Chair Rigo Saborio was on the show. 

Listen to the Episode 3 here… 395 more words

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The Hill: Report: Medicare agency not doing enough to stop duplicate audits

By Ferdous Al-Faruque 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) must do a better job of ensuring its auditors aren’t conducting duplicate reviews of payments to healthcare providers, according to the Government Accountability Office. 144 more words

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LA Times: Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele

Potential enrollees at a North Hills screening event for Covered California and Medi-Cal in February. Hundreds of thousands of Medi-Cal applications have been delayed as the state and counties struggle with computer systems. 253 more words

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California Healthline: California Lawmakers Expected To Consider Three Health Care Bills

On Thursday, the California Legislature is expected to consider three health care-related measures that aim to increase fines against assisted living facilities, limit the state’s seizure of Medi-Cal beneficiaries’ assets and impose stricter rules over medical marijuana prescribing. 64 more words

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California Healthline: Lawmaker Calls for 'Substantive Change in Culture' at State Health Department

Assembly member Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) yesterday called for increased transparency and accountability in the Department of Health Care Services. He has introduced three bills designed to open up dialogue between DHCS and stakeholders. 118 more words

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ASA: Advocates are Key Players in States' Dual Eligible Roll Outs

By Fay Gordon and Amber Cutler

Over the summer, for tens of thousands of low-income older adults and people with disabilities in California, the sight of a blue envelope in the mailbox signaled the beginning of a complete change in their healthcare services. 130 more words

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