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Qualifying for Medi-Cal Made Easier To Expand Coverage
NBC News

Recognizing that the health care plans offered through the Covered California marketplace will remain beyond the financial reach of millions of Californians, public health officials are looking to expand access to Medi-Cal to further reduce the ranks of the uninsured.

Even as the spotlight focuses on the rollout of Covered California enrollment, relaxed restrictions on Medi-Cal eligibility will move it beyond its decades-old role as a safety net predominantly for low income families with children and disabled adults, health officials said.