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Medi-Cal expansion will test capacity
San Francisco Chronicle

In less than one year, the Affordable Care Act’s promise to bring health care to perhaps 1 million more California residents will be tested. On Jan. 1, 2014, Medi-Cal, the publicly funded health program for low-income and disabled residents, launches a huge statewide expansion. But making a promise is one thing, and delivering is another. In some places, it’s already difficult for many poor California residents to find a doctor who is able – or willing – to see them.