California's Medi-Cal Program For Poor Grows To 12MMedi-Cal, the $95 billion joint federal-state program, covers 12 million people — nearly one in every three residents — for their doctor visits, hospital care, pregnancy-related services, as well as some nursing home care, making California the largest health care purchaser in the state.
Prime Healthcare Urged To Keep Daughter Of Charity Hospitals Open 10 YearsCalifornia regulators should condition the sale of six nonprofit Catholic hospitals on a commitment to keep the facilities open for 10 years, a state-commissioned consultant recommended.
Owner Of Glendale Clinic Sentenced For Bilking Medicare, Medi-Cal Out Of MillionsThe ringleader of one of the largest scams out of Southern California to target Medicare Part D out of has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay millions in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal.
Lawmakers To Vote On $108B Spending PlanLawmakers are facing a Sunday deadline to pass a $108 billion spending plan that will meet Gov. Jerry Brown's demands for a rainy day fund and paying down debt while allocating some of the surplus to programs benefiting lower-income Californians.
KNX 1070 Healthcare Uncovered: Medi-Cal The new system will enroll more people in Medi-Cal, but that could cause huge challenges.
Burbank Company To Pay $17.5M Amid Allegations That It Submitted False Claims To Medicare, Medi-CalA company that provides diagnostic services to Southern California nursing homes has agreed to pay millions over allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal, it was reported Friday.
Man Sentenced To Prison, Nearly $10M Restitution For Recruiting Homeless In Healthcare ScamA Los Angeles man was ordered to pay close to $10 million in restitution and serve 18 months in federal prison for a healthcare scam that exploited thousands of homeless people.
Mother, 27, Arrested In Undercover Drug Sting In Ventura CountyA Fontana mother has been arrested in an undercover drug sting in Ventura County, authorities said Friday.
California Legislature Passes Medicaid ExpansionThe state Legislature on Saturday passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians even as Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the program's future costs.
Bill Would Fine Employers With Workers On Medi-CalLawmakers have proposed legislation that would penalize large employers who pay their workers so little that they qualify for government health insurance at taxpayer expense.
Doctors Urge Women To Test For Breast Cancer Gene After Jolie's MastectomyA spokesperson for the health care facility where Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy has spoken out to urge all women to be proactive about testing for the BRCA gene.
L.A. Care The Nation's Largest Public Health Plan With 1 Million MembersThe L.A. Care Health Plan, Los Angeles County’s public health insurance provider, is now insuring more than one million low-income residents, making it the largest public health plan in the nation.