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The Medi-Cal mess: Will ’Obamacare’ fix things?
Sacramento News and Review

About 160,000 people in the Sacramento area are uninsured, even though they could be signed up for the state’s low-income health-care plan, Medi-Cal. Instead, they are paying bills from their own pockets, or incurring costs on overburdened county clinics and hospitals. The same problem exists statewide: Nearly 3 million low-income Californians eligible for Medi-Cal have not signed up—a monumental failure rate of a program that guarantees low-cost coverage for about 11 million Golden State residents, plus some level of reimbursement for their medical providers.