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Gov. Brown vetoes bill limiting estate recovery for Medi-Cal enrollees
The Mercury News

In a blow to tens of thousands of low-income Californians newly enrolled in Medi-Cal under a provision in the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have limited the state’s seizure of assets from their estates after they die — a legal wrinkle that most only discovered after they had signed up for the health care plan for the poor.

“It is shocking that Gov. Brown has chosen to single out low-income seniors by forcing them into an involuntary loan for their health insurance,” Campbell resident Anne-Louise Vernon, 60, a new Medi-Cal enrollee, said through tears Thursday night.