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Study sees big costs, big potential savings in Medi-Cal overhaul
Sacramento Bee

California could see a 27 percent increase in those receiving medical care under Medi-Cal, the federal-state program that serves low-income residents, under a major provision of the newly adopted overhaul of national health care, a new study has found.

But UnitedHealth Group also says that California could offset the higher costs and much more by upgrading its medical care delivery system. In fact, it could save 10 times as much as those extra costs, the Minneapolis-based managed care firm says.

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