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Finding Medi-Cal doctors could become daunting challenge
The Mercury News

Not long ago, Dr. Del Morris, the new president of the California Academy of Family Physicians, thinks he caught a glimpse of the future of Medi-Cal, the state’s health care program for the poor. And he shuddered.

For a few days in mid-January, as the flu season peaked, so many new Medi-Cal patients “saturated” the emergency rooms of four Stanislaus County hospitals that ambulances often couldn’t unload their patients, the Modesto doctor said.