For introduction see our main Medi-Cal page.
Let alone that we have a backlog of Medi-Cal applications, Covered CA seems to be putting tons of people onto Medi-Cal even if their income is too high. The CA Department of Insurance has declared the practice of putting people on Medi-Cal and cancelling their subsidized coverage, for 95,000 people, WITHOUT NOTICE, to be a violation of State Law. I concur 100%!!! Even if I’m not an attorney. Covered CA states they have reached an agreement with Medi-Cal to cover all those people 1.1.2015. I would like to see that in writing. LA Times 12.25.2014
CA Health Line 10.14.2014 159k backlog ♦ Wall St. Journal – Backlog could get worse during next Open Enrollment
Lawsuit on Medi-Cal backlog http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2014/9/18/advocates-beneficiaries-file-lawsuit-over-medical-backlog
CMS tells CA they must respond by Monday on how backlog will be fixed. http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2014/7/10/cms-tells-calif-other-states-to-address-medicaid-application-backlog
Legal Aid demands answers about how the backlog will be fixed
Still no word from State on how the backlog will be fixed http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_26053781/obamacare-massive-backlog-stalls-medi-cal-expansion?source=rss
5,000 left without coverage due to SNAFU’s in transferring from LA County Health Plan to Medi-Cal http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2014/4/24/thousands-in-la-left-uninsured-after-faulty-medical-transition
Computer Glitches have 800k Medi-Cal applications backlogged
About 24,000 California residents who were covered by the Low Income Health Program before the program ended on Jan. 1 might fall into a coverage gap because they do not qualify for Medi-Cal and many are unaware of how to enroll in coverage through Covered California, the state insurance exchange, HealthyCal reports. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program (Guzik, HealthyCal, 2/27).