Sacramento County, Congresswoman Matsui & Molina Healthcare Announce Kick-Off of Sacramento County LIHP

Sac County Health & Human Services
Tracy Bennett
Acting Director

10/16/2012 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    (916) 875-2008


Kathleen O’Guin, Molina Healthcare Public Relations, 562-951-8305
Jonelle Trimmer, Office of Congresswoman Matsui, 202-225-7163
Program provides low income County residents health care coverage until full implementation of the Affordable Care Act goes into effect in 2014


SACRAMENTO, CA – Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17th, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-05), representatives from Sacramento County and Molina Healthcare will hold a press conference celebrating the launch of the Sacramento County Low Income Health Program (LIHP).  They will be joined by senior officials from Sutter Health, Dignity Health as well as community health clinics and providers who make up the LIHP provider network.  Kaiser Permanente, who has agreed to participate in LIHP and will be entering contract negotiations later this month, will also be participating. 
LIHP is an optional health care coverage program for counties.  It expands coverage to eligible low income adults.  This program will transition into Medi-Cal Managed Care in 2014 due to the Affordable Care Act.  Sacramento County has contracted with Molina Healthcare to maintain the provider network and complete necessary required administrative functions. 


WHAT:    Press conference celebrating the launch of Sacramento County’s Low Income Health Program (LIHP)

     Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-05)
             Don Nottoli, Sacramento County Supervisor
             Phil Serna, Sacramento County Supervisor
             Ann Edwards, Chief Deputy County Executive, County of Sacramento
             Teri Lauenstein, VP of Network Management and Operations, Molina Healthcare of California
             Senior officials from Sacramento-area hospitals and clinics
             5524 Assembly Court
             Sacramento, CA 95823
WHEN:   Wednesday, October 17, 2012
             10:00 AM