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California’s health system includes statewide public coverage programs and special county-based programs: Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids/Healthy Families, and others created under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act.


The Exchange and Public Programs Report

This working draft outlines public programs for adults, possible integration with the Exchange, and their future in a post-reform world.Programs covered include: the Medi-Cal program (including the Medically Needy and Pregnancy/Perinatal Care programs), county health programs, the §1115 Waiver, the Basic Health Plan, MRMIP and PCIP, Access for Infants and […] more

Children’s Coverage and the Exchange

This working draft outlines public programs for children, possible integration with the Exchange, and their future in a post-reform world.

Programs covered include: Healthy Families; Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM); Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT); Child Health Disability and Prevention (CHDP); California Children’s Services (CCS); Healthy Kids and Children’s Health Initiatives (CHI); the Medi-Cal Pregnancy and Perinatal Care; and the Medi-Cal Medically Needy Program. more

Thinking About Children’s Coverage

We need to thank the Brown Administration for their efforts to provoke all of our best thinking on the best way to cover California’s children in 2011, 2014 and onward. They propose to shift the 900,000 Healthy Families children into Medi-Cal beginning January 2012. Healthy Families covers uninsured children with […] more

ITUP Summary of Counties’ LIHP Applications

On March 18th, we noted that DHCS had recently published copies of 26 counties’ applications for the Waiver’s Low Income Health Program (LIHP). Based on the projections in their applications, counties predict the total number of people covered under the LIHP to be approximately 455,000, — with the vast majority […] more

§1115 Waiver Resources

Counties across the state are starting to gear up for full implementation of the new §1115 waiver: the SPD population is being transitioned to managed care, applications for the Low Income Health Program are being reviewed, and DHCS recently released the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for four counties to […] more