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Civil rights complaint filed against Medi-Cal
Los Angeles Times

A group of Californians filed a civil rights complaint against Medi-Cal on Tuesday, alleging that failures in the program have made it so that Latinos are unable to access the healthcare they need.

Medi-Cal, the state’s health plan for low-income Californians, provides free medical care to approximately 12.7 million people. But the complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services claims that because Medi-Cal administrators don’t pay doctors enough to see patients, they “effectively deny the full benefits of the Medi-Cal program to more than seven million Latino enrollees.”