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Advocates Allege Discrimination In California’s Medi-Cal Program
Kaiser Health News

A coalition of civil rights advocates Tuesday called for a federal investigation of California’s Medicaid program, alleging that it discriminates against millions of low-income Latinos by denying them equal access to health care.

The group claimed that Medi-Cal, California’s health program for the poor, reimburses doctors in the program so poorly that many won’t treat enrollees, leaving Latino beneficiaries to face lengthy delays and denials for care.