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Medi-Cal shifting seniors, disabled to managed care
San Francisco Chronicle

California’s budget crisis will hit about 380,000 seniors and disabled people in the state’s Medi-Cal program today when they will be required to begin enrolling in a managed health care plan to receive care.

The change, which involves Medi-Cal patients in San Francisco and 15 other counties, is not intended to affect the level of care these people receive but could limit their choice of doctors. Some advocates are concerned that it could cause disruptions in care.