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Medi-Cal expansion needed in California
San Francisco Chronicle

The federal Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2014, makes tens of millions of Americans eligible for health insurance who suffer without it. One of the most important provisions of the act is the substantial federal funding for states to expand Medicaid (known as Medi-Cal in California). According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute, expanding Medicaid will result in not only providing much needed health care for the millions of Americans who are uninsured, but also will save money.