Vulnerable Patients Left Scrambling Because Of UC Davis’ Medi-Cal Decision
UC Davis stopped accepting Medi-Cal coverage more than two years ago, saying the federally funded health program for low-income people didn’t adequately reimburse the hospital for its services.
Why More Medi-Cal Patients Ended Up At The ER After UC Davis Cut Their Primary Care
Ian Kim sees the dire effects every day of UC Davis Medical Center’s decision to stop providing basic care for some of Sacramento County’s most vulnerable patients. This past year, a boy came into the hospital’s emergency room with an infection so serious that, if not well managed, could have led to the loss of a limb or even death, said Kim, who is a resident physician at the medical center. (Yoon-Hendricks, 8/8)