159,000 Medi-Cal Applications Remain Backlogged
As of early this month, state officials said there is a backlog of 159,000 Medi-Cal applications in California. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. California Department of Health Care Services spokesperson Norman Williams said the state has made progress to improve they system that processes the delayed applications and expects the upcoming open enrollment period to go more smoothly.
- "Medicaid Backlogs Could Worsen as Health-Law Sign-Ups Resume" (Armour, Wall Street Journal, 10/12).