While the ACA is intended to cover substance abuse treatment, an older law bars many residential drug treatment centers from billing Medicaid.
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SF supervisor wants people to be able to use Healthy SF money to pay premiums on Obamacare plans.
The penalty is more likely to be 1 percent of your income, not $95. That’s for starters.
California has taken ‘symbolic steps,’ but has not turned information into something useful to consumers.
A ruling for corporations could call laws that govern land use, housing or employment into question.
The uninsured face a tax penalty up to 1% of income, which could exceed $500 if earning $60,000/year.
Lawfully present immigrants are eligible for many Obamacare benefits. Green card not required.
Certainly, the rollout of Obamacare in the state has not been without its challenges, and yet — California has 12 percent of the nation’s population and nearly 25 percent of all sign-ups nationwide. In addition to the more than 800,000 people currently enrolled in California, another 877,000 Californians are likely to be eligible for Medi-Cal. That’s on top of another 652,000 people who transitioned to Medi-Cal from the Low Income Health Program (more on that in a minute). That’s well over 2 million people total.
In the six weeks since a half-million people saw their Covered California health insurance plan take effect, those who have needed care have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of finding a provider who will accept their insurance
Among those estimated to enroll in the expansion of Medi-Cal, some of those most likely to benefit are among the most stigmatized in health care — transgender patients. Darryl Avery, 48, is one of them. Avery was born female, but identifies as a man. Several years ago, he began his transition. He moved to San Francisco where he sought medical care, stable housing, culinary schooling, and eventually, sex reassignment surgery.