Click on the links below to see all of HealthyCal.org’s recent stories on the health care safety net and the implementation of health reform in California.
Legislative Committee Orders Audit of Medi-Cal Directories After Reports of Inaccuracies August 14 2014
UCSF Team Works to Meet Physical Care Needs of Mental Health Patients August 8 2014
Many Young Men Now Have Insurance, But Will They See a Doctor? August 4 2014
A Nurse, a Friend and a Parenting Teacher: Home-Visit Program Helps Low-Income Mothers July 25
State Agency Running Medi-Cal Didn’t Know How Many Docs Took its Insurance July 17 2014
Denti-Cal Patients Feel the Pain as Rates Shrink July 16 2014
Health Centers Try To Expand Without Losing Roots July 3 2014
Insurance Could Help Former Inmates, But State and County Problems Have Slowed Enrollment July 3 2014
Directories of Doctors Who Treat the Poor Are Inaccurate, Hurting Access 6/29/2014
Despite Need, Indigenous Farmworkers Have Little Access to Mental Health Services in California June 15 2014
How the ACA is Changing Lives June 11 2014
Sacramento heroin addiction on the rise, Affordable Care Act opens doors for recovery June 1 2014
Rehab Specialists Struggle to Navigate Health Reform, New State Certification Process June 1 2014
Community Clinics Under Pressure to Keep Patients
May 20, 2014
New Medi-Cal Renewal Process Could Lead to Loss of Coverage, Advocates Say
May 16, 2014
Medi-Cal to cover nearly one-third of Californians May 13 2014
New Health Program for Poor Residents With Disabilities and the Elderly Could Hurt Access, Advocates Say May 8 2014
Sexual Assault Response Teams Collect Evidence with Care May 7 2014
Are Electronic Health Records Safe from the Next Heartbleed? May 6 2014
State Officials Prioritized Insurance Exchange Over Enrollment System for the Poor May 4 2014
Proposed Legislation Aims to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault May 1 2014
A Clinic Serving All, Inspired By Islam April 30 2014
Working with Men to Stop Domestic Violence at its Source April 29 2014
ACA Offers Critical Support for Foster Kids April 28 2014
A Mobile Medical Home: Vans Bring the Clinic to Patients April 24 2014
Barriers to Mental Health Treatment Remain Under Obamacare April 23 2014
Some Still Struggling to Afford Affordable Care April 23 2014
Military Sexual Trauma, PTSD and Domestic Violence Often Begin Before Service April 17 2014
Clinics Wait For More Patients in Obamacare Wake April 14 2014
The Waiting Room: L.A. County’s Medi-Cal Backlog April 9 2014
Future Uncertain for California’s Uninsured Kids April 2 2014
Charitable Program Helps to Fill the Dental Care Gap April 1 2014
Medi-Cal Doctors Have Yet to See Pay Boost Required by Obamacare March 31 2014
Insurers continue to charge patients after out-of-pocket maximums reached, advocates say March 27 2014
Virtual Dentistry Could Bring Better Care to Underserved March 27 2014
Medicare Extends Mental Health Benefits; Patients Find Doctor Shortage March 26 2014
Teen Dating Violence Common for both Boys and Girls March 25 2014
Homeless Are Hesitant to Use Medi-Cal March 19 2014
Californians Turn to Crowdfunding To Pay Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses March 18 2014
More than 3 million Californians get coverage through ACA March 13 2014
Newly eligible stuck in Medi-Cal backlog in Sonoma County March 10 2014
Medi-Cal patients face hurdles to specialists in northern California March 9 2014
The faces of Obamacare in Humboldt County March 6 2014
Women’s Health Program Still Needs Help Post-ACA March 6 2014
As Doctors Struggle with New Electronic Record Systems, Care Can Suffer March 5 2014
Covering Cambodia Town March 4 2014
Does Health Insurance Equal Health Care? 2/28/2014
New Report Details How the ACA is Faring in California 2/28/2014
Falling Through the Cracks: Thousands of Low-income Residents May Have Lost Health Coverage 2/27/2014
Latino participation in Covered California lags; Monterey region agencies boost outreach 2/24/2014 This story also appeared in the Monterey County Weekly
Taking Guns From Perpetrators of Domestic Violence an Ongoing Challenge 2/21/2014
Alameda County blazes trail for Obamacare 2/17/2014 This story also appeared in the East Bay Express
Policy Aims to Address, Prevent, Domestic Violence by Law Enforcement 2/13/2014
Rocky Rollout for ACA in Northern California, but it’s Working 2/11/2014 This story also appeared in the Chico News and Review
Sacramentans flock to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, but Latinos are slow to enroll 2/9/2014. This story also appered in the Sacramento News and Review
New Apps Aim to Help Victims of Domestic Violence 2/6/2014
New Protections in the Affordable Care Act are a Breakthrough for Trans People 1/29/2014
Dying for Answers: Del Norte County has Worst Domestic-Violence Rate in CA 1/28/2014
1.7 million enroll in health plans, Medi-Cal under ACA 1/21/2014
Respect for Patients Drives Lyon Martin Clinic 1/14/2014
For Homeless Women, Health Insurance Not Enough 1/9/2014
Report: Many Uninsured African-Americans May be Eligible for Health Insurance Financial Assistance 12/23/2013
Town Hall Audience Learns About ACA Options 12/20/2013
Six Million Legal Immigrants May Get Health Coverage under the Affordable Care Act 12/19/2013
Holiday Shoppers Find Insurance Help at the Mall 12/19/2013
Obamacare and Me, California-style 12/16/2013
Women Veterans: The Difference an X Makes 12/11/2013
Poll: Californians eager to enroll under ACA 12/4/2013
Knocking on Doors for Obamacare 12/4/2013
CoveredCa a model — and a warning 11/25/2013 A version of this article was also published in the Orange County Register
College Students Coaxed Towards Health Insurance 11/19/2013
Surgeons Underestimate Domestic Violence-Related Injuries 11/19/2013
Covered California Warns Consumers about Fraud 11/15/2013
Practices Serving Low-Income Areas Left Out of Reform 11/14/2013
Making sure disadvantaged kids don’t get lost in the reform shuffle 11/10/2013
Doctors to Check for Domestic Abuse During Regular Exams 11/6/2013
Covered California Turns to Facebook to Reach the Masses 11/1/2013
Ending Domestic Violence is a Group Effort 10/31/2013
Covered California in Translation 10/29/2013
After the ACA: addressing health before health care 10/28/2013
Community Members Mobilize for Volunteer ACA Outreach 10/25/2013
Cuts to Medi-Cal Threaten Access to Care 10/23/2013
ACA excludes more than a million California residents 10/21/2013
Understanding Culture is Key to Ending Violence 10/17/2013
Mobile Health Clinics Hopeful About ACA 10/15/2013
Sequester, Shutdown Imperil Domestic Violence Services in Rural Areas 10/14/2013
Small business owners ponder ACA’s benefits, burdens 10/14/2013
Too afraid to call 911? 10/10/2013
ACA brings new business to clinics, but also new competition 10/7/2013
Dialing In to Health Insurance 10/7/2013
Alzheimer’s Advocates Look to ACA for Better Coverage 10/7/2013
Nurse Practitioners Seek Independence Amid Growing Need for Primary Care 10/03/2013
Domestic violence rates up in Ventura County, despite statewide decline 10/02/2013
ACA promises insurance, but can it promise care? 9/29/2013
Agriculture businesses struggle to comply with Affordable Care Act 9/26/2013
Older adults might be biggest winners from ACA 9/23/2013
Prompted by Reform Incentives, Hospitals Aim for Customer Satisfaction 9/20/2013
County Health Departments Brace for Cuts 9/19/2013
‘ObamaCare 101′ sessions in L.A. County designed to educate, inform 9/17/2013
A culture of coverage 9/15/2013
Adapting to electronic health records, but not without challenges 9/11/2013
ACA Brings Big Changes for Addiction Treatment 9/10/2013
Oct. 1 is only the beginning for health insurance exchange 9/9/2013
L.A. clinic expands services with ACA funding 9/5/2013
Promotoras bridge clinics and community 9/4/2013
ACA brings opportunities, challenges to clinic serving the poor 9/3/2013
Changing health insurance as we know it 9/2/2013
How ACA outreach will work in one community 8/29/2013
The Paramedic Will See You Now 8/28/2013
LA Organizes Unprecedented Enrollment Campaign 8/28/2013
How the ACA’s Medi-Cal expansion will work 8/26/2013
Much of ACA already in place 8/19/2013
The Affordable Care Act: A User’s Guide 8/07/2013
State Legislature tries to protect domestic violence victims from cyber abuse 7/30/2013
How much demand for health care will ACA generate? 7/18/2013
For veterans in San Joaquin Valley, a new kind of clinic 7/17/2013
California law helps undocumented immigrants get health care 7/15/2013
Trapped in a military marriage 7/11/2013
Obamacare rolls out under the radar in San Francisco 7/3/2013
Covering the uninsured left behind by ACA 6/26/2013
Counties help build bridge to Obamacare 6/24/2013
Clinics unite to better serve low-income patients 6/20/2013
Acupuncturists expect surge in patients under Obamacare 6/18/2013
Latin American doctors fill US physician shortage 6/11/2013
New insurance market taking shape 6/2/2013
Young women in pot industry face exploitation. 5/29/2013
Clergy campaign for indigent care. 5/23/2013
Covered California rolls out health plan choices, rates. 5/23/2013
Counties still not prepared to offer expanded mental health care. 5/16/2013
Brown endorses state-run Medi-Cal expansion. 5/14/2013
A dangerous complication: Domestic violence in pregnancy. 5/14/2013
What does Obamacare mean for young people? 5/8/2013
New VAWA provides unprecedented protection for Native American women. 5/2/2013
Benefits in federal health reform may not entice small businesses. 4/25/2013
In rural California, physician shortages expected to increase. 4/23/2013
The Limits of Obamacare. 4/19/2013
Incentives paying off for non-profit practices. 4/18/2013
Faith-based organizations help step up ACA enrollment efforts. 4/17/2013
Federal health reform involves a series of trade-offs. 4/7/2013
Monterey County expands low-income health plan cautiously. 4/2/2013
Feminist clinic fights to be included in health care reform. March 26 2013
On the bumpy road to reform, one free clinic is no longer free. 3/19/2013
Spreading the Word about California’s Health Care Exchange. 3/14/2013
L.A. Care Health Plan faces challenges of today and planning for ACA. 3/13/2013
Obamacare means more funding for Native American clinics. 3/12/2013
Immigrants Get Stronger Protections Under Renewed VAWA. 3/8/2013
Legislature passes Medi-Cal expansion bills. 3/7/2013
Graduate medical education opportunities expand in the San Joaquin Valley. 3/6/2013
Months ahead of ACA sign-up, outreach underway. 3/4/2013
After reform, a million more kids will be insured – but will they be able to find a dentist? 2/28/2013
Traveling clinic treats kids who can’t afford dental care. 2/27/2013
LGBT Survivors of intimate violence have fewer shelters and resources. 2/26/2013
Federal pre-existing insurance plan suspends enrollment; California soon to follow2/25/2013
Mobile health at the market. 2/20/2013
Program guides underrepresented students to health professions 2/19/2013.
Covered California unveils benefit plans 2/13/13
Can accountable care organization reign in health care costs? 2/13/13
Bringing health care to the mentally ill 2/11/13
A primary concern. 2/7/13
Student marries early to gain Obamacare benefit. 2/7/13
Poll: 55 percent support health reform in California. 1/30/13
Medical interpreters plan to help more Californians find a voice. 1/27/13
Mixed results for hospital pay-for-performance initiatives. 1/23/13
Using the Affordable Care Act to close the health gap. 1/18/13
A road map to a healthier state. Dec. 19. Another version of this article was published in the Orange County Register.
One stop for free food and medicine. Dec. 18.
Program cuts health costs by housing the homeless. Dec. 12
Salinas safety nets catch immigrants dropped by ACA. Nov. 28.
Finding high risk coverage while waiting for Obamacare. Nov. 19.
Children’s health hangs in the balance. Nov. 12. Also published in the Orange County Register.
Clinics gear up for race to enroll. Nov. 7
Treating undocumented immigrants after health reform. Oct. 23
Treating uninsured immigrants after health care reform. Oct. 23
New West County center is future of health care, ACA co-author says. Oct. 18
Health reform helps LA clinic meet rising demand. Oct. 11
Massive free clinics attracts 1500 patients. Oct. 10.
Orange County clinics pilot patient centered care. Oct 3 2012
Affordable Care Act under the microscope. Sept. 23 2012 (Orange County Register)
A small clinic’s big task. Sept. 18 2012
Community clinics switching to electronic health records. Sept. 17 2012
Nearly one in four California children in poverty, Census Bureau says. Sept. 12 2012
Information is power when patients make health decisions. Sept. 10 2012
ACA helps LA clinic provide affordable, comprehensive care. Aug. 20 2102
Report: Coachella residents lack insurance. Aug. 16 2012
NPs on the front lines. Aug. 14 2012
Guiding the uninsured to low cost health care. Aug. 8, 2012.
Insurance may not fix the health care woes of the poor. Aug. 6 2012.
Navigating patients to better health and lower costs. July 23, 2012.
Accountable care organizations aim to cut costs, improve quality July 18, 2012
Program trains docs to treat underserved groups. July 11, 2012.
Low income patients want closer connection to health providers. July 9, 2012.
Court ruling opens door to big changes in health care July 1, 2012
Brave new medicine. June 25, 2012.
Millions will remain uninsured after health care reform. June 20 2012.
Reaching out to the undocumented and uninsured. June 17, 2012.
Residency program grows local docs. June 11. 2012
Clinics prepare for onslaught of patients. June 6, 2012.
Filling a need for bilingual health care. May 21, 2012.
Brown proposes deeper cuts in safety net. May 14, 2012.
Little clinic, huge heart. May 10, 2012.
Community clinics try to fill gap in dental care. April 30, 2012.
Volunteers make a difference at free clinic. April 4, 2012.
Community clinics ground zero for health care reform. April 2 2012.
Putting healthcare where kids trip over it. April 1 2012
Scribes: Helping overworked primary care physiciansApril 1 2012
Study: Newly insured use ER more. March 26 2012
Health care access limited in East Valley. March 25, 2012
Health reform already affecting most Californians, March 23 2012.
Healthcare reform helps Oakland clinic meet huge demandMarch 5 2012
Riverside County launches insurance plan for low-income families. Feb. 13 2012.
A push for single payer system even as reforms take effect. Jan. 30 2012.
Patient navigators help smooth way for patients, providersJan. 19 2012
San Diego Clinic Delivers More than Health.Jan. 19, 2012
Healthcare reform may have unintended consequences for HIV/AIDS patientsJan. 17 2012
Alameda health care agencies pull together to expand access. Jan. 8 2012
Health care plan for low-income adults includes mental health benefit. Jan. 8 2012
Program brings mobile clinics to churches. Dec. 21 2011
Keeping primary care afloat in Santa Ana. Dec. 20 2011
Yuba Clinic a light in dark health picture. Dec. 12 2011
Community clinics, county battle over healthcare reform in Fresno Dec. 8 2011
Small towns, large integration November 20, 2011.
Clinic starts community network for better health November 9, 2011
The uninsured line up at an LA arena turned hospital. October 26, 2011.
Indian tribes to form consortium for healthcare reform. October 24, 2011.
Counties consider public option as part of healthcare reform. October 10, 2011.
Uninsured in the Central Valley eager for health care reform. September 25, 2011.
Finding healthcare in an alphabet soup of acronyms. September 5, 2011.
Healthcare reform may help homeless get comprehensive care. August 25, 2011.
Low-income Californians fear health reform won’t deliver for them. August 16, 2011.
Low-income health program will insure only a fraction of eligible residents in Monterey County. August 9, 2011.
Immigration status a pre-existing condition under healthcare reform? August 4, 2011.
Bridge to reform has Central Valley counties on uncertain ground. July 20, 2011.
Recent budget crisis has federally funded clinics asking – how much will health care reform help them? July 6, 2011.
Childless adults to get new health coverage. June 30, 2011.
Survey says low-income Californians want more say in health care June 15 2011
Kern County lays groundwork for coming healthcare reform. May 5, 2011.