Affordable Care Act Enrollments Way Up

In the year since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, 34,000 county residents have enrolled in MediCal and another 16,000 have become insured through Covered California. Those figures were among the tidbits presented by county health officials to the Board of Supervisors this week. Overall impressions of the federal law were positive, but some concerns remain. Starting in 2017, the state and/or counties will have to provide a 5 percent match; the federal government is currently footing the bill. Another question hovers around how undocumented immigrants (who don’t qualify for coverage) and those who choose not to enroll will affect costs to Public Health.

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Have a Thorny Saturday with the Rose Society

Annual Mission Rose Garden Pruning takes place January 19; volunteer invited to bring shears and gloves.

Edison Company Counter-Sues County and City

Claims they were aware of risks underlying original lawsuit.

Man on the Run Hits Car and Two People

Driving away from attempt to serve felony warrant, injures woman and child, say police.

Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 12 Years

Oxnard resident will serve time for heroin sales in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, among other charges.

New York Times,’ and Many Others, Name S.B. a Top Travel Destination

'AFAR,' 'Travel + Leisure,' and 'Conde Nast' all feature the region for 2019 trips.