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State Officials Prioritized Insurance Exchange Over Enrollment System for the Poor
HealthyCal.org

As they scrambled to open the insurance gates to millions of Californians under the federal health law, state officials prioritized the open-marketplace enrollment system over one for low-income residents, according to state documents and officials.

That decision significantly contributed to the backlog of about 900,000 applications to Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health program.

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