Editorial: Case for Expanding Medi-Cal Is ‘Overwhelming’
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) "hasn't committed" to expanding Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act "mainly out of concern about the potential cost to the state," but "the benefits to the public -- including higher productivity, better health and fewer unpaid bills at county hospitals -- more than justify the investment," a Los Angeles Times editorial argues. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. "The Brown administration's caution is understandable, but if it properly weighs the costs and benefits, the case for expanding Medi-Cal seems overwhelming," the editorial concludes.
- "Why Not Expand Medi-Cal in California?" (Los Angeles Times, 12/12).