Tag Archive for CalOPTIMA

Is Janet Nguyen Violating the Baugh Manifesto?

Supervisor Janet Nguyen (Campaign photo)

The SD-34 race is heating up and Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen may have run afowl of the Baugh Manifesto, where Republican candidates for office are not allowed to accept contributions from public employee unions.  Nguyen has accepted public union PAC money; on May 2, Nguyen’s campaign reported a $4,000 donation from the Santa Ana and Orange County…

Spitzer added to CalOptima Board, Nguyen stays

Supervisor Janet Nguyen

On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors added an additional member to the board of CalOptima, the beleaguered agency responsible for delivering health care services to nearly 500,000 low income individuals, seniors, and families in Orange County. The additional member is Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who has been sharply critical of Supervisor Janet Nguyen and her service on the board.

CalOPTIMA isn’t the only scandal County Supervisors face

Supervisor Janet Nguyen

A recent scathing federal audit of Orange County’s, once showcase, provider of medical care for low-income residents found major problems with the agencies management of those services. Read the history of CalOPTIMA’s struggles here. All of this occurred on the heels of the Supervisor’s granting Supervisor Janet Nguyen unfettered control over the agency

After Grand Jury Report CalOPTIMA Needs Stability

Supervisor Janet Nguyen

The scathing report on Orange County’s $1.5 billion managed care system for the poor, CalOPTIMA, highlighted the departure of 16 senior executives from the organization and what can best be described as a hostile and manipulative level of interference by the lone County Supervisor on its board, Janet Nguyen.