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New Medi-Cal rules ease access to hepatitis C drugs

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| State data show a drop in denials of requests from Medi-Cal fee-for-service patients. The vast majority still don't get the drugs, however.

Kids in US illegally eligible for Medi-Cal in May


State health officials estimate that about 170,000 children under 19 without legal status will be eligible when a new law takes effect next month.

Covered California targets 'hot spots' of LA's uninsured


The agency is stepping up efforts to inform those without coverage that Dec. 15 is the deadline to buy a health plan that takes effect on Jan. 1.


Covered California adds low-cost option for some pregnant women


Until now, Covered California did not carry the Medi-Cal Access Program, forcing many women to buy more costly plans through the state exchange.

27 percent fewer Californians lack health insurance, new data shows


The Census Bureau says from 2013 to 2014, the number of uninsured in the state fell from about 6.5 million to just under 4.8 million.

Bill seeks to limit California's Medi-Cal asset recovery


A bill in Sacramento would in part limit the state's ability to seek reimbursement for Medi-Cal treatment to the cost of nursing home or assisted living care.

Americans rank cost and transparency as top health care priorities


While politicians focus on the Affordable Care Act, most Americans are more concerned with keeping healthcare affordable, a Kaiser Family Foundation survey finds.

Feds find many errors in Medicaid provider lists


Half of the doctors on Medicaid provider lists were either not practicing at the listed location or not seeing new patients.