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    Obamacare Brings Changes To Medi-Cal For Patients, Health Care Providers

    Whether or not someone opts to buy insurance through the government marketplace, Obamacare--also known as the Affordable Care Act--affects everyone. Those on Medi-Cal and the doctors that treat them will see changes in the coming months.

    Obamacare Impacts Local Doctors, Patients As Jan. 1 Launch Date Nears

    Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, comes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. As the deadline for open enrollment ends Monday, local doctors and health care providers sound off on how they think the ACA will affect the Santa Clarita Valley.

    AB 109 'Year-Two Report' On County Board Agenda For Tuesday's Meeting

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will receive a report from the Probation Department at their Tuesday meeting, summarizing the effect of Assembly Bill 109 and prison realignment during the second year of the program.

    Affordable Care Act Could Alter Child And Family Center's Contract With County

    Pending Board approval, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health may alter more than 100 contracts with mental health service providers--including the Child and Family Center--due to Medi-Cal eligibility changes under the Affordable Care Act.

    UPDATE: New State Budget Projects Surplus By End Of 2014

    Jerry BrownCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown proposed a 2013-2014 state budget Wednesday that projects a surplus by the end of fiscal 2014. The projected surplus of $851 million is based on the assumption that all of Brown's proposals are adopted by the state legislature, according to the governor.

    If Brown’s budget predictions are correct, it will be only the second time the state has budget surplus in the last decade.

    While it may be too early to tell just how dramatic the impact will be for local state-funded services like College of the Canyons' Valencia and Canyon Country campuses, higher education officials are optimistic about the writing on the wall.