Extra Edition: Opening Medi-Cal. Also, Tenth Open Enrollment.

Thursday_673x324 11amTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
PROGRAM # 9819 11:00 AM PT

Extra Edition: Opening Medi-Cal.

Half of Californians skipped or postponed health care in 2021 due to excessive costs of deductibles, copays and out-of-pocket expenses. Many are undocumented immigrants who report high levels of poverty and lack of health insurance. Health officials encourage Latinos aged 50 and older, regardless of immigration status, to learn about the Medi-Cal Seniors Expansion Act and eligibility requirements. Tens of thousands who could, are not accessing the benefits of Medi-Cal.

Guest: Mildred de la Cruz Peña, Senior Director, Medi-Cal Strategy and Execution, Health Net, Los Angeles, CA. (TBC)

Tenth Open Enrollment. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra launched open enrollment across the nation for the 2023 coverage year. Open enrollment is the time when people can sign up for health insurance coverage through Affordable Care Act marketplaces. This year, it will feature increased financial help for consumers through the Inflation Reduction Act. In California, Covered California is launching a “10 Years Strong” campaign.

Guest: Patricia Izquierdo, Spokesperson, Covered California, Sacramento, CA. (TBC)

Photo: California Department of Health Care Services via Facebook

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