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County joins pilot program for seniors, disabled patients covered by both Medicare and Medi-Cal
Orange County Register

Orange County is the last of seven California counties to begin automatically enrolling low-income seniors and disabled patients in a new health plan offering extra benefits, such as free taxi rides to doctor’s appointments, at no cost.

The three-year pilot program is for so-called “dual eligibles,” who are covered by both Medicare and Medi-Cal. They often have complex and costly health care needs, research has shown.