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State Budget

On Friday, January 9th, Governor Jerry Brown released his state budget proposal for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The $113 billion spending proposal includes a modest increase in funding for Medi-Cal, which provides health coverage to as many as 12.2 million enrollees.

Legislation

Three CPEHN sponsored bills have been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown: AB 505 (Nazarian), AB 2102 (Ting), and SB 912 (Mitchell). Read more about what they do here!

Covered California

Covered California began open enrollment on November 15, 2014, with coverage beginning January 1, 2015. From now until February 15, 2015, you will be able to sign up for new health coverage or renew your existing plan. Last year, more than 3.3 million Californians signed up for coverage.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Recently, California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) revised language access standards for the written documents that must be translated for Limited English Proficient (LEP) consumers in Medi-Cal managed care plans.