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California Health Report: The Waiting Room: L.A. County’s Medi-Cal Backlog

By Jessica Portner

As the deluge of applications for Medi-Cal continues to flood into Covered California, local health advocacy groups and providers throughout Los Angeles County say the sizable enrollment backlog is delaying health care services for needy residents. 268 more words


LA Times: Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

L.A. County children’s social workers strike outside the El Monte field office of L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina in December. The proposed county budget addresses hiring more social workers and reducing caseloads.  302 more words


The California Report: Obamacare Means New Challenges for California’s Safety Net Providers

By Lisa Morehouse

California leads the nation in the number of people getting insurance through the Affordable Care Act. But now that the final deadline has come and gone on Tuesday, millions are still left uninsured. 251 more words


The Sacramento Bee: Hospitals pour money into California ballot campaign

In less than three months, healthcare networks and individual hospitals have pumped more than $51 million into a proposed ballot measure meant to lock up revenue from a Legislature-approved fee on acute-care hospitals. 166 more words


California Healthline: More Than One Million Latinos Enrolled In Exchange or Medi-Cal in Six Months

by David Gorn

More than one million Latinos signed up for health insurance through Covered California or Medi-Cal over the past six months, according to  160 more words


NCOA: 10 Ways the Ryan Budget Could Harm Older Americans

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Jean Van Ryzin


Washington, DC – The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on a budget resolution from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that could significantly harm our nation’s seniors, particularly millions struggling to make ends meet. 60 more words


Sacramento Business Journal: Nursing home care in Sacramento costs well above median

Kathy Robertson 

The cost of long-term care in California in 2014 is higher than the national median. Some of the costs in the Sacramento region are higher yet. 130 more words