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'Health for All Act' stalls; drug formulary bill advances

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| The state senate appropriations committee delays action on the 'Health for All Act' until the summer. It sends a drug formulary disclosure bill to the full senate.

Lara: Expanding Medi-Cal to unauthorized immigrants would top $350M

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The state senator has authored a bill to provide subsidized private health insurance and Medi-Cal to immigrants in California illegally.

Advocates push for restoration of higher Medi-Cal reimbursement rates

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Advocates for the poor want the state to restore an earlier 10 percent cut to the reimbursement rate for doctors who treat Medi-Cal patients.

SEIU drops ballot initiatives, joins hospital group in Medi-Cal effort

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Instead of pursuing initiatives to limit hospital pricing and executive pay, SEIU joins the Calif. Hospital Association in a $100m Medi-Cal lobbying effort.

Low income Angelenos left out of Medi-Cal because of mix-up

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Hundreds of thousands of low-income Angelenos became newly-eligible for Medi-Cal on January first. The idea under the Affordable Care Act was to switch them away from a transitional program that LA County started a few years ago.

Snafu keeps thousands of low-income Angelenos out of Medi-Cal

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Differences in personal information kept by L.A. County and the state meant about 5,000 low-income people were not moved from an interim county program onto Medi-Cal.

Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians

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Gotten or lost a job? Newly married or divorced? Just moved to a new town? Then you’re eligible to sign up for health insurance at Covered California. Here’s how.

Restoration of Medi-Cal dental coverage comes too late for many

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As the state prepares to restore dental coverage for poor adults this spring, dentists say many have suffered major dental problems in the years that they went without coverage.