MediCal http://kvpr.org en New Budget Projects Almost A Third Of Californians Will Have Medi-Cal http://kvpr.org/post/new-budget-projects-almost-third-californians-will-have-medi-cal <div><p>California Governor Jerry Brown’s new budget estimates that almost a third of the population of California will be enrolled in Medi-Cal during next fiscal year. Pauline Bartolone has more from Sacramento.</p></div><p>About 11.5 million Californians will get health care through Medi-Cal. That’s higher than what the Governor or state health planners anticipated. So the revised budget adds more than a billion dollars to account for the surge.</p><p>Anthony Wright of Health Access says he’s pleased the state expanded Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:45:12 +0000 Pauline Bartolone - Capital Public Radio 32739 at http://kvpr.org New Budget Projects Almost A Third Of Californians Will Have Medi-Cal Amid Budget Woes, County Looks To New Future For Kern Medical Center http://kvpr.org/post/amid-budget-woes-county-looks-new-future-kern-medical-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kern County Board of Supervisors met Monday to discuss the future of the county’s financially troubled Kern Medical Center. The Board met with hospital CEO Russell Judd and an outside consultant to outline new governance guidelines for </span>KMC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> which is losing around $3 million a month.</span></p><p>Supervisor Mike Maggard says the hospital is at a critical juncture.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 03:21:58 +0000 Joe Moore 32561 at http://kvpr.org Amid Budget Woes, County Looks To New Future For Kern Medical Center Californians with Food Stamps to Get 'Fast Tracked' to Health Care http://kvpr.org/post/californians-food-stamps-get-fast-tracked-health-care <div><p>The state of California says as many as 600,000 people who receive food stamps could be fast-tracked into Medi-Cal next year if the federal government approves. &nbsp;Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone has more from Sacramento.</p></div><p>The state says people on the CalFresh program have the same income as people who qualify for expanded Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act next year.</p><p>Rene Mollow of the California Department of Health Care Services says it will offer food stamp recipients a way to sign up for free health care without filling out another application.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:41:32 +0000 Pauline Bartolone - Captial Public Radio 25391 at http://kvpr.org Californians with Food Stamps to Get 'Fast Tracked' to Health Care