California Marks 50 Years Of Medi-Cal
The program turns 50 right before voters go to the polls to decide whether to make permanent a hospital fee that helps to fund it.
Medi-Cal 50th Anniversary Celebration Timed With November Election
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Medi-Cal. Today, state leaders will honor the state-federal health insurance system for the poor, recognition that coincidentally coincides with Californians casting mail ballots on three Nov. 8 propositions that have major financial implications for the program. Medi-Cal is the largest insurer in the state and serves 13 million Californians – a number officials say ballooned in the wake of federal health care overhaul. (Luna, 10/25)