Medi-Cal Backlog.

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

 

11.7.2014 CA Healthline Backlog down to 170k waiting to enroll

 

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
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-medi-cal-backlog-20140702-story.html

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

Still a problem http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-medi-cal-backlog-20140501-story.html

http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2014/4/7/computer-glitches-cause-backlog-of-800k-medical-applications

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-obamacare-medi-cal-backlog-20140406,0,3043390.story#axzz2yJLLoDzc

 

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).

http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2014/2/27/thousands-of-former-lihp-members-might-fall-into-coverage-gap

 

broken links

http://online.wsj.com/articles/medicaid-backlogs-could-worsen-as-health-law-sign-ups-resume-1413158721