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.
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)
Awaiting Trump, Community Clinics Plan For An Uncertain Future
A lot of people who have benefited from the Medi-Cal expansion are worried about losing their coverage, and the community clinics that serve many of them are concerned that they'll have to cut back on some of their services. (Plevin, 12/12)