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When Medi-Cal forces us to pay back ‘invisible loan’ to the state
San Francisco Chronicle

Everyone’s now legally obliged to have health insurance, but only low-income Californians age 55 to 65 are forced into an involuntary and invisible loan for their health care.

Almost anyone would want to know what they are paying for health care, but Medi-Cal requires this group of recipients to fill out a form and pay a $25 fee to get this information. When I did, I still didn’t find out.

SB1124, which is on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, would require Medi-Cal to provide this information free of charge and easily accessed.