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March 16, 1998 - Currently, the reviewed rural health clinics generally remain financially viable and continue to treat uninsured patients, but it is too early to assess the long-term impact of Medi-Cal managed care on these clinics.
February 18, 1998 - The Year 2000 (“Y2K”) Computer Problem
February 18, 1998 - Healthy Families Program
February 18, 1998 - Federal Welfare-to-Work Block Grant
February 18, 1998 - Child Support Incentive Payments
February 18, 1998 - California’s Litigation Against the Tobacco Companies
September 22, 1997 - (1) Will California Meet the TANF Maintenance-of-Effort Requirement? And (2) $2.5 Million Deal Funds Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit
September 1, 1997 - Federal welfare reform replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program.
July 17, 1997 - The House and Senate budget reconciliation bills currently pending in Congress both provide additional funds for the states to expand health care coverage for low-income children. The Senate bill authorizes expansion to cover children in families with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, while the House bill allows coverage in families with incomes up to 300 percent of the poverty level. Both bills require a state match, but at a lower matching rate than under the Medi-Cal Program.
February 19, 1997 - Welfare Reform Proposals
January 23, 1997 - In order to assist the Legislature in its efforts to formulate a welfare reform plan, we offer a welfare-to-work approach (or "model") for consideration. Our approach is based largely on the principles, or expectations, that (1) the welfare system should assist and encourage recipients to achieve self-sufficiency and (2) recipients should, as a condition of receiving aid, participate in activities designed to move them toward self-sufficiency.