“Talking with Henrietta: Cal MediConnect”

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Cal MediConnect is new health program in 7 California counties that will coordinate care for thousands of low-income residents eligible for both Medicare and MediCal.

Four experts on the program appeared on East Palo Alto Today’s Channel 27 cable access program, “Talking with Henrietta,” with producer-host Henrietta J. Burroughs. First aired in November 2014 throughout Northern California’s Mid-peninsula region, especially reaching African American and other multicultural communities.

The panel focused on the state’s new Cal MediConnect pilot program aimed at coordinating the previously fragmented system of health treatment for low-income people often caught between different rules under the federal Medicare and state-run Medi-Cal (California’s name for Medicaid) programs. The three-year program is being tested currently in six counties, with a seventh likely to be added in 2015. Two of the counties are San Mateo and Santa Clara.

Four-experts joined veteran journalist Henrietta J. Burroughs to discuss what the program is, the benefits it offers, who is qualified and how people can apply for health coverage under the program.
You can view this half-hour program by clicking here

This show was produced with support from New America Media's California Dual-Eligibles Fellowship program, sponsored by the SCAN Foundation.