The power grid problems in Texas, with the state exposed to unusually cold temperatures, have also hit vulnerable Californians and their doctors

That’s because the primary data center for Medi-Cal, which provides low-income health insurance to millions of the Golden State’s residents, is deep in the heart of Texas in Dallas, to be precise, like much of the Lone Star state was The data center was also affected by a power outage that temporarily closed the Medi-Cal website and affected operations shortly after midnight Monday through Wednesday morning

According to the California Department of Health, the outage affected site access and transactions

The power problems are also triggering a comeuppance for some Texan politicians who slaughtered California a few months ago for its problems turning the lights on during a heatwave this summer, while some of Silicon Valley’s best-known companies such as Oracle and HP were in the Uprooting their headquarters for the rival state in the last few months was not widely known that some Sacramento state agencies were storing data in places like Dallas

The California Medical Association, which posted the issue to members on its website, said the bug had “hit the Medi-Cal website and self-service applications that have eligibility, treatment approval, and filing of claims support ”

The organization also said that DHCS “has reminded physicians and pharmacy providers to adhere to emergency fill and dispense protocols during this time … To the extent permitted by law, provide for at least 72 hours of supply to an insured person in an emergency ”

The data center problem was just one of many examples of the chaos caused by the failure of the Texas power grid.Unlike other states that rely on the eastern and western power grids, Texas has created its own power grid, run by the Texas Electric Reliability Council to avoid federal regulation.This may sound good, especially to Conservatives, but it now means that Texas cannot simply get power from elsewhere – or reasonably blame

Last summer, several Texas politicians saw an opportunity to pounce on the state and its Democratic lawmakers when Californians suffered blackouts in the sultry heat

“California is now unable to perform even basic functions of civilization, such as reliable electricity,” said Sen Ted Cruz tweeted in August, “Biden / Harris / AOC Want to Set CA’s Failed Energy Policy Standard Nationwide”

California is now unable to perform even the most basic functions of civilization, such as reliable electricity

“Alexa, show me what happens if you let the Democrats control energy policy,” tweeted Rep Dan Crenshaw

Those tweets aren’t looking that good right now, and the Californians have noticed – they’re calling lawmakers on social media and elsewhere.In an unusual move (in politics, anyway), Cruz admitted so this week

“I have no defense,” Cruz tweeted, adding a shrug emoji. “A snow storm hits Texas &, our state will be closed. Not good Stay safe! “

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Source: https://www.dailydemocrat.com/2021/02/18/why-texas-power-outages-are-plaguing-california-and-ted-cruz-is-clamming-up