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Snafu keeps thousands of low-income Angelenos out of Medi-Cal
Southern California Public Radio

Several thousand low-income people who were supposed to be switched on January 1st from an L.A. County health plan to Medi-Cal have fallen through the bureaucratic cracks. The county blames differences in personal information kept by the county and the state, and says it has corrected about half of the cases in question.

In the run-up to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, L.A. County received federal funding to get low-income people covered early. Beginning in 2011, it signed more than 300,000 people up for coverage under a program called Healthy Way L.A.