Posts Tagged: stakes
A pharmacist with a digital tablet checks prescription drugs. (Photo: i viewfinder)
OPINION: Millions of low-income Californians are about to have their prescription drug benefit change on January 1, 2021. Yet, you probably have not heard much about it. On his first day in office, Gov. Newsom proposed several bold initiatives to contain the cost of prescription drug prices, including “Medi-Cal Rx”, a change in how the state administers the prescription drug benefit for the nearly 11 million Medi-Cal enrollees who get their coverage through a health plan.
Voters in Ventura County cast ballots during a recent election. (Photo: Spirit of America, Shutterstock)
OPINION: The administrative procedures, technology systems and people who manage elections are the essential elements of self-governance – the distribution of ballots and information, the collecting, the counting, the reporting. Like much of our public infrastructure, these systems are not always adequately maintained or updated, until they make headlines themselves.
We are in the countdown to a monumental change that will affect the lives of most every American in one way or another. In 308 days, health coverage through the Affordable Care Act begins for tens of millions of Americans, millions in California alone. In 216 days, the doors swing open for enrollment to start.