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7,000 Santa Cruz County residents caught in Medi-Cal backlog
Santa Cruz Sentinel

About 7,000 Santa Cruz County residents who applied for Medi-Cal, the state’s health care program for the poor, are waiting to be enrolled, caught in a backlog that is affecting about 900,000 Californians.

Jessica Scheiner, senior analyst with the county Human Services Department, attributed the delay to “ongoing glitches and unresolved technical defects” in the state computer system known as CalHEERS.