Under the Obamacare Medi-Cal expansion, many more former inmates can get insured after leaving jail.
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By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News TIJUANA, Mexico – Irma Montalvo signed up for a health plan through Covered California, the state’s insurance marketplace, last month, getting coverage for the first time in eight years. But when she needed treatment for a painful skin rash, Montalvo didn’t go to a doctor near her home in …
Under new law, all of San Francisco’s county jail inmates can sign up for health insurance.
Challenges ahead: stress on safety net providers; cost disparities by region state-wide, and the Covered California budget.
Many Californians say they are uninterested, confused or skeptical about insurance.
Because they are no longer denied health insurance for pre-existing conditions, some choose to leave their jobs.
Nearly 1.4 million people signed up on CoveredCA; the rest on Medi-Cal. Enrollments exceeded projections.
Because more people are insured, state and federal safety net funding is being cut. How are these institutions compensating?
The 2014 enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act closes tonight. For some people the new health law is a godsend. Others barely noticed its existence. Donna Zeuli and her husband lost their insurance when he retired two years ago. Private insurers denied them both because of pre-existing conditions and the COBRA plan offered through …
While the ACA is intended to cover substance abuse treatment, an older law bars many residential drug treatment centers from billing Medicaid.