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California Plans To Fast-Track Food Stamp Recipients to Health Care
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The state says people on the CalFresh program have the same income as people who qualify for expanded Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act next year.

Rene Mollow of the California Department of Health Care Services says it will offer food stamp recipients a way to sign up for free health care without filling out another application.

“They would get a letter, the letter would simply state to them, that based upon their eligibility for CalFresh, that if they were interested in Medi-Cal, and didn’t already have coverage, they could simply check the box,” says Mollow.

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