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Senator Lara tries again on immigrant health care bill

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| The bill would grant Medi-Cal and health insurance subsidies to uninsured immigrants living in the country illegally.

Tens of thousands still waiting for Medi-Cal coverage

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The state has drastically cut its backlog of applications, but 170,000 remain in the pipeline. Some have been waiting a full year.

Spike in ER use after Medicaid expansion is only temporary, study says

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The UCLA study concurs with an Oregon study about an initial jump in ER visits by new Medicaid patients, but UCLA's researchers found the rate plummets after a year.

Advocates sue California over Medi-Cal backlog

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Advocates allege that in delaying its approval of Medi-Cal applications, the state has illegally forced hundreds of thousands of poor Californians to go without insurance or forego medical treatment.

Medi-Cal starts covering popular autism therapy

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Under new state guidelines Applied Behavior Analysis therapy is now available to autistic kids on Medi-Cal.

Consumer advocates take Medi-Cal backlog fight to the feds

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A consumer coalition asks the federal government to force the state to take steps recommended by the advocates.

Why is LA County hiring hundreds of nurses?

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The hiring spree that starts Tuesday is part of a larger effort to keep newly-insured patients who now can choose to go elsewhere for their care.

Strange bedfellows: the health care union and the hospital association

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SEIU-UHW and the California Hospital Association's deal to work together has gotten mixed reviews.