Newsom Administration Returns to CalAIM Name

One of the most well-received announcements in the Medi-Cal world this week was that Medi-Cal Healthier California for All would return to its original name, CalAIM. Recall last November, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released their multi-year proposal transform and enhance the Medi-Cal program, entitled California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). However, the Governor, by way of his January budget proposal, renamed the initiative to Medi-Cal Healthier California for All. While speaking at the Insure the Uninsured Project’s Annual Conference earlier this week, California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly announced the shift back to CalAIM. There is overwhelming support for the return of CalAIM as the health policy crowd quickly erupted in applause and cheers.