Thousands of Black Californians Have Lost Their Health Insurance. Don’t Lose Yours

According to numbers from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), around 14,000 Black Californians lost health insurance with the state’s safety net health care exchange because they didn’t turn in the required renewal paperwork to continue their Medi-Cal enrollment or their coverage was switched to the state’s insurance provider, Covered California.

Millions of Californians in Jeopardy of Losing Medi-Cal

Between June 2023 and May 2024, more than 15 million Medi-Cal recipients will have their Medi-Cal eligibility redetermined as part of what’s been referred to as the “great unwinding”. In June 2023, an alarming 225,000 individuals were disenrolled from Medi-Cal mainly because they did not return their redetermination packages or “yellow envelope” to the county for processing.

Levisy’s New Autobiography Covers Fractured Families and Happy Endings

In her first book, “Adopted, Returned Unwanted: My Foster Care Journey,” actress-turned author Judith Levisy chronicles her path as a foster child on the 40-year search to find her biological parents. Levisy was orphaned and adopted at birth by a White family, then returned once they realized she was Black. And that was only the beginning. This autobiography aims to raise awareness around the plight of foster children in the United States.