More Californians Have Medi-Cal But That Doesn’t Mean They Can Find Doctor To Take It
In many cases, Medi-Cal pays doctors just 6 percent more than they were paid in 1985 to treat adult Medi-Cal patients.
Medi-Cal Enrollees Gain Coverage But Not Broad Access To Doctors
Even though the Affordable Care Act has expanded the ranks of people covered by Medi-Cal, [Michael] Gonzalez and other Medi-Cal enrollees say they face challenges establishing medical homes with the major physician groups readily available to California leaders and to many rank-and-file workers. That’s because many large physician groups no longer contract with health plans serving adult Medi-Cal patients, saying that government reimbursements are too low to cover the cost of treating patients. (Anderson, 10/1)