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Riverside County: Worst record in state on Medi-Cal
The Press-Enterprise

Pregnant and diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Karina Hernandez went to a Riverside County social services office late last summer desperate for medical care.

Then she waited. Despite placing dozens of phone calls to speed up her case, the 27-year-old Lake Elsinore area resident would not get approval for her Medi-Cal application for two months – or two weeks past the 45-day federal deadline for processing applications.