L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan announced in September that they will invest a combined $146 million as part of a five-year commitment to expand Community Resource Centers across Los Angeles County. On Nov. 6, the Pomona center was officially opened.
As part of Blue Shield’s commitment to Oakland, President and CEO Paul Markovich announced a $1 million contribution to “Oakland Promise,” an initiative launched by Mayor Schaaf and the Oakland Unified School District in 2016.
Who can be considered to be a “public charge” - someone who is considered likely to become dependent on government services - is changing. And the shift may lead to unhealthy communities across California and the nation.
Census data was used to funnel $675 billion to 132 programs such as Medicaid, or Medi-Cal as it’s known in California, transportation infrastructure, housing, health programs, school nutrition programs, and Pell Grants, the college aid program for low-income students.