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Group predicts major expansion of Medi-Cal
California Watch

Medi-Cal could cover as many as 10.5 million Californians by 2019 because of expanded eligibility and enrollment under federal health reform, according to a report released yesterday by an independent research group. More than 7 million Californians are currently enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program for low-income, non-elderly citizens and legal residents. The California Budget Project estimates the program will grow to about 8.5 million Californians by 2019.