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Doctor: HMOs preying on ‘dual eligible’ patients
Orange County Register

For months, doctors have warned that a state proposal to enroll 627,000 poor, elderly and disabled Californians into managed care would ultimately harm patients. The cost-cutting move — which would affect Californians who qualify for both Medi-Cal and Medicare in eight counties, including Orange — is still awaiting federal approval before it can be implemented, but one doctor says the state’s proposal has already severely injured one of his patients.