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Obamacare wrinkle: California bill seeks to reduce state’s seizure of Medi-Cal recipients’ assets
The Mercury News

California politicians and federal bureaucrats are scrambling to iron out an unexpected wrinkle in the nation’s health care law that is forcing many Americans to choose between health coverage and depriving heirs of much of their inheritance.

California is one of 10 states that recovers a broad array of costs from recipients of Medicaid , the health program for the poor that is called Medi-Cal in California. The policy applies to recipients 55 and older — and only after they die.

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