Tulare County Residents Face Dearth of Medi-Cal Providers
Thirty-five percent of Tulare County residents are enrolled in Medi-Cal, more than any other county in the state. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. However, health care professionals say there are not enough physicians who accept Medi-Cal patients. Lower reimbursement rates compared with private insurance can deter physicians from seeing Medi-Cal patients, according to advocates.
- "One-Third in Tulare County Use Medi-Cal" (Meeks, Visalia Times-Delta, 4/18).