Skip to comments.Obamacare: Massive backlog stalls Medi-Cal expansion
Posted on 06/29/2014 6:46:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A mountainous backlog of Medi-Cal applications is well into its third month, but California officials have provided little information about how and when the largest such bottleneck in the nation might be cleared.
Not only has application processing been delayed, the state has also fallen behind in sending final notifications to enrollees, officials confirmed. Meanwhile, many low-income people who qualify for Medi-Cal are showing up at community clinics and costly emergency rooms as they have in the past. Others are putting off care.
The holdup in Medi-Cal approvals has led to financial uncertainty for many of California's community health clinics, which depend on Medi-Cal payments to supplement the reduced fees or fee waivers they accept from low-income, uninsured patients.
"We basically don't know if we're going to be receiving payment for the services we're providing," said Carmela Castellano-Garcia, chief executive of the California Primary Care Association, which represents more than 1,000 community clinics and health centers.
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Here is a great idea. Tom Steyer, George Soros and Hollywood can take all their Democrat donations and Obama fundraisers and funnel them into Medi-Cal.
It’s for the children after all.
And hundreds of thousands more are coming.
HPN thinks..."a few clicks of the keyboard and I can navigate these whiteys straight to the Hospice.
sure easier on the knuckles than "polar bear hunting"