The number of dental providers willing to treat Medi-Cal enrollees has decreased significantly in recent years, according to testimony state officials provided last week to the Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency.
Author: Ron Shinkman
Despite a recent expansion of benefits and boost in payments, Denti-Cal enrollees and their advocates say they are struggling to find dentists willing to see them.
These 7 million Californian adults are part of the state’s second-tier dental system, where participating dentists are few and far between, particularly in rural regions.
California’s transgender population is small, but much more vulnerable to poor mental health and other chronic health conditions than residents as a whole, according to a new study.
The California Department of Managed Health Care has sent an unequivocal message to the health insurers it regulates: paying for the health care of transgender policy holders is mandatory. That message came from the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) in the form of a $200,000 fine against Woodland Hills-based insurer Health Net last month.
One of California’s most substantial voices to weigh in on the consequences of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act wasn’t a consumer activist, politician or economist. It was the state’s health insurance exchange. Almost immediately after Donald Trump was sworn in as President, Covered California started issuing a series of reports detailing how the state’s residents would either lose their insurance or be left