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Medi-Cal boom brings capacity questions
San Diego Union-Tribune

As a pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Sherry Franklin usually does not treat adults. But the San Diego specialist said she recently made an exception for a 24-year-old Medi-Cal patient from Truckee who said she was unable to schedule a diabetes checkup closer to home.

Doctors and patients are telling these kinds of stories more often as state Medi-Cal rolls have increased by 4 million under an expansion program created by the Affordable Care Act.