Despite Predictions Otherwise, Medi-Cal Patients’ Visits To ER Spiked Under Affordable Care Act
State Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), a pediatrician, says that people who were uninsured before the ACA were actually reluctant to go to the ER unless they were “about to die,” because they would be saddled with big bills, said. Under Medi-Cal, though, patients aren’t worried about those expenses.
In other Medi-Cal news —
Full Dental And Vision Coverage Could Return For Medi-Cal Patients
Medi-Cal patients may soon be able to go to the dentist confident that every treatment they need will be covered, and the same could be true by 2020 for those seeking vision treatment under the program. State lawmakers have cut a deal with Governor Brown to restore previously cut dental and vision benefits, according to consumer advocates and a legislative staffer. (Faust, 6/14)