obamacare http://kvpr.org en Medi-Cal Expansion In Fresno County Is Steady, But Stressful http://kvpr.org/post/medi-cal-expansion-fresno-county-steady-stressful <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a cramped cubicle in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Fresno County, </span>Neng<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Yang is playing a small role in the country’s healthcare overhaul. On this afternoon, she’s helping a Hmong woman enroll in </span>Medi-Cal<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“She prefers English, so her kids can read to her, because she doesn’t read and write in Hmong, and sometimes the translation gets lost when it’s sent to her in Hmong,” says Yang, a certified enrollment counselor at Fresno Center for New Americans.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:51:07 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 28645 at http://kvpr.org Medi-Cal Expansion In Fresno County Is Steady, But Stressful Fresno County Plan to End Care For Undocumented Meets Resistance http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-county-plan-end-care-undocumented-meets-resistance <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Fresno County, implementation of the federal healthcare law has had some unintended consequences.</span></p></div><p>For one, the law expanded the insurance program for the poor, known here as Medi-Cal. That’s a huge benefit to uninsured people who could not previously afford health coverage. But it’s turned out to be a problem for the county. It’s now receiving less state funding for its medical safety-net program, based on the assumption that less people will need it. The county contracts out this care to Community Regional Medical Center.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:28:17 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 27137 at http://kvpr.org Fresno County Plan to End Care For Undocumented Meets Resistance No Deadline Extension, Says Covered California http://kvpr.org/post/no-deadline-extension-says-covered-california <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California’s health care exchange is NOT extending the same one-day enrollment grace period as the White House is for the federal exchange.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, that means the deadline for Californians to apply for health insurance that takes effect January </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> remains tonight at midnight.</span></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 01:32:21 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 26276 at http://kvpr.org No Deadline Extension, Says Covered California Peter Lee: Covered California Answers Questions And 'Prayers' http://kvpr.org/post/peter-lee-covered-california-answers-questions-and-prayers <p>Operators have responded to about 400,000 calls since Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, launched Oct. 1. Starting this week, employees at the new Fresno Service Center will also answer questions, and help people enroll in health insurance.</p><p>“Fresno is a community that reflects the diversity of California, and that’s who we need to have on our phones, serving Californians,” said Peter Lee, the executive director of Covered California.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:24:08 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 24814 at http://kvpr.org Peter Lee: Covered California Answers Questions And 'Prayers'