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LA County braces for crowded hospitals as Medi-Cal expands
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles County, which is legally obligated to care for indigent patients, is scrambling to reorganize its health delivery system to keep patients who will now be eligible for Medi-Cal – and will have a choice about where they receive care. “We know one thing for sure – there will be a flood of new Medi-Cal patients, and we cannot afford to lose those patients,” said county Supervisor Gloria Molina, who pushed for a study to look at the county’s options.