State Seeks Headway in Health, Welfare Systems Consolidation
State and local officials plan to move closer this year toward consolidating three health and welfare systems that support some of California's most-used public assistance programs, as a 2023 federal deadline looms.
The new year should see California move further along in planning and conversion activities for state health and welfare systems, as officials continue to contemplate the federally mandated consolidation of three entities into one.
Currently, the state maintains three distinct Statewide Automated Welfare Systems (SAWS), which support state public assistance programs by helping recipients determine eligibility and calculate benefits. The...