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Capitol leaders offer legislation to expand Medi-Cal
Capitol Weekly

Democratic leaders of the Assembly and the Senate have proposed legislation to carry out a federal mandate starting in 2014 to expand eligibility to 1.6 million Californians for Medi-Cal, the state’s health care system for the poor. The action coincided with the beginning of a special legislative session called by Gov. Jerry Brown to focus on the complicated implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which expands coverage under Medi-Cal – California’s version of Medicaid — to everyone under age 65 with incomes that don’t exceed 133 percent of the federal poverty level.