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Don't turn down a Medi-Cal gift, Gov. Brown
Don't turn down a Medi-Cal gift, Gov. Brown

The 2010 federal healthcare reform law let states expand Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, largely at federal expense. California is one of 27 states that have taken up Washington's offer, and well over 1 million newly eligible residents signed up for coverage when the expansion went into effect this year. The response has strained the system, however, causing the backlog of enrollment applications at county offices to surge to 900,000 at one point before falling to about 350,000 this month. Adding to the workload, previous years' Medi-Cal enrollees are asking the same county offices for help in filling out the new, lengthy forms required to...

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