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Obamacare: Legal aid groups demand answers on Medi-Cal backlog
Obamacare: Legal aid groups demand answers on Medi-Cal backlog

With low-income Californians continuing to face months-long delays in getting state healthcare coverage, health advocates are calling on the state to explain within 10 days how it will address lingering Obamacare application delays. In a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown and other officials Wednesday afternoon, the advocates demanded that California's healthcare agency lay out specific plans for eliminating a huge backlog in applications for Medi-Cal, the state healthcare program for the poor. "This has been a persistent problem for the last six months, and relief has been woefully insufficient so far," said the letter from members of the Health Consumer Alliance, a group of legal aid...

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