The Low Income Health Program (LIHP) is the expansion of Medi-Cal to childless adults that is made possible by the Affordable Care Act and the state’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver. Counties have joined the federal-state partnership to expand Medi-Cal prior to the 2014 implementation date designated by the ACA.
Today the Department of Health Care Services held a day long conference, hosted by the Blue Shield Foundation, to discuss the progress, challenges, and opportunities faced by counties in implementing the program. 10 Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Ventura began enrollment in July of this year and according to the enrollment numbers from August, 196,471 Californians are now covered!
To read materials from today’s conference, use this link: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Documents/LIHP/Meetings/MakingItHappenTogether.pdf
And to check out the exciting enrollment numbers, follow this link: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Pages/ProgramReports.aspx
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