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More people are being illegally billed for charges not paid by Medi-Cal
Los Angeles Times

Two weeks after her son was hospitalized with pneumonia, Stacy Dorton received a surprise bill saying she owed $700 that her insurance didn’t cover.

“I knew it was a mistake,” said the 31-year-old Los Angeles mother of four.

And she was right.

That’s because Dorton and her son are among the 12.5 million Californians — nearly one-third of the state’s population — covered by Medi-Cal, California’s insurance program for people with low income.