All undocumented immigrants in California offered health insurance

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This makes California the first state in the country to implement such a regulation. California has become the first state in the country to offer health insurance to all undocumented immigrants. The coverage is available as of January 1 and represents a first anywhere in the country. Beginning this year, all undocumented immigrants in California will be able to qualify for Medi-Cal, which is the state’s version of the health insurance. This is true regardless of the age of the individual. Until last year, undocumented immigrants could not qualify to…

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California health insurance can help people find housing in the state

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A new experimental plan has been rolled out through Medi-Cal for added support to plan members. A new experimental California health insurance program has been launched to help ease the massive homelessness crisis occurring across the state. The idea is that state residents will be able to obtain housing assistance through their coverage. The program is called CalAIM. It is a unique, experimental California health insurance program that brings healthcare together with housing across the state for the first time. This new strategy allows certain Medi-Cal recipients that are at…

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California insurance could drive the economy in the long term

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Reports are showing that consumer spending is down, but subsidies could free up more cash. According to some of the latest reports – including those released by the largest retailer in the world, Walmart and the largest online retailer, Amazon – lower and middle income families have been cutting down on their spending, but at the same time, the changes made by the health care reforms could, in theory, help to use California insurance to boost the economy in the state. The reason is that the amount being paid for…

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Reliance on public health insurance programs grows in California

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Californians turn to public health insurance programs to find the coverage they need The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has released a new analysis concerning health insurance coverage in California. The analysis shows that the number of people receiving coverage through public programs, such as Medicaid, grew in the years leading up to the Affordable Care Act. Many businesses throughout the state that had been offering health insurance benefits to employees did not choose to cut benefits, but economic pressures did cause them to shed workers. Increasing unemployment rates…

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Stage set for health insurance brawl in California

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California regulator seeks to prohibit company from state’s health insurance exchange California’s health insurance exchange, called Covered California, may be set for some controversy courtesy of Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Commissioner Jones has made a somewhat unexpected move and has recommended that Anthem Blue Cross, one of the largest insurance companies in California, to be prohibited from participating in Covered California. Jones suggests that the company’s practices throughout the past have made it an unqualified candidate for the health insurance exchange. Commissioner Jones calls out Anthem Blue Cross for poor…

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