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Medi-Cal Officials And Community Clinics Brace For Trump Administration Changes

Health care for many in California is at stake, as a third of residents are currently covered by the state's Medicaid program.

Fresno Bee: Repeal Of Obamacare Could Affect Millions On Medi-Cal 
How health care is delivered to half the people in the San Joaquin Valley could be decided by a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress want to replace Obamacare and reduce health care spending. And Medicaid – known as Medi-Cal in California – is entwined in that discussion. A lot is at stake for Valley residents: About 2 million residents, half the population from Kern to San Joaquin counties, depend on Medi-Cal to pay for doctor visits, operations, prescription drugs and laboratory tests. (Anderson, 12/10)

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