The health news today will be coming from the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Senator Elaine Alquist. They will be reviewing some of the proposed cuts to Medi-Cal and Healthy Families, including the quarterly status reports and the cuts to dental benefits.
I think there will be surprise at the number of Californians who are projected to lose coverage because of the paperwork burdens of “quarterly status reports.” It’s well into the six figures!
The dental cut is also sad and potentially tragic. We’ll have a full report later, but it’s clear that these cuts are simply unacceptable.