July 11, 2012
Alameda County First in California to Expand Medicaid for HIV
Alameda County is the first county in California to expand Medicaid
for low-income people with HIV, the Contra Costa Times reports. California is
the first state to do so. The county is acting in advance of the national
expansion, which is part of the Affordable Care Act. As a result of the
expansion, uninsured, low-income people with HIV in Alameda do not have to wait
until they are diagnosed with AIDS to qualify for California’s publicly funded
health care program (known nationally as Medicaid but named Medical in the
state). The county estimates the expansion will serve 600 people and will save
To read the Contra Costa Times article, click here.
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