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Feds Ask California For Plan To Fix Medi-Cal Backlog

The Obama administration has asked California and five other states to submit plans to resolve their backlog of Medicaid applications.

In California, Medi-Cal applications are supposed to be processed within 45 days. But Medi-Cal officials say since Obamacare was introduced last fall, they’ve been inundated with requests for coverage.

Norman William, spokesman for the California Department of Healthcare Services, said his agency has reduced the backlog by 300,000 people since May.