Saturday, May 12, 2012

CHCF releases results of Medi-Cal Survey


According to a new survey by the California HealthCare Foundation, most Medi-Cal enrollees have a favorable view of this essential health coverage program. However, barriers to access and enrollment exist.

If upheld by the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act could add two to three million people to the Medi-Cal program, potentially exacerbating the issues raised by enrollees.

CHCF announces a Sacramento briefing that explores the results of this survey of more than 1,000 Medi-Cal enrollees — the largest of its kind. Presenters will explore the experiences and attitudes of enrollees to illuminate where the program excels and where improvement is needed.

They will also consider implications of the findings for state lawmakers and program officials who are considering ways to slow the growth of Medi-Cal spending as they prepare to integrate millions of new enrollees. A series of short videos will offer individuals' reflections on their experiences with the Medi-Cal program.

Presenters and panelists include:

  • Len Finocchio, associate director, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Elizabeth Landsberg, director of legislative advocacy, Western Center for Law and Poverty
  • Chris Perrone, deputy director, Health Reform and Public Programs Initiative, CHCF
  • Tresa Undem, partner, Lake Research Partners

The conference will be broadcast via Webinar or you  can attend in person.


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