CSAC Bulletin Article

Health and Human Services 02/22/2013

ABX1 1 (Pérez) – Support
As Introduced on January 28, 2013

ABX1 1, by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, would implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to streamline eligibility and enrollment in the state’s Medi-Cal system. 

The Assembly Health Committee passed ABX1 1 on February 19 in special session and referred it to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Blue Shield Foundation Offers Grants for County Enrollment Assistance in 2013

The Blue Shield Foundation of California has announced grant opportunities for counties to assist in the transition of enrollees from county Low Income Health Programs (LIHPs) to Medi-Cal or the state’s health benefit exchange (Covered California) under the Affordable Care Act. 

These grants are available to county government agencies – including county health systems – and county health, social services, and behavioral health departments. The grants will be disbursed by mid-2013 and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2013. For more information on the grants and an application, please visit the Blue Shield Foundation of California Grant Site , or contact Richard Thomason, Program Officer, at (415) 229-5292. CSAC also wishes to thank Richard and the Blue Shield Foundation of California for their continued support of counties as we move forward with the Bridge to Reform Medicaid Waiver, County Low Income Health Programs, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 

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