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Expanding Medi-Cal

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans are eligible for Medicaid – Medi-Cal in California. We monitor how well the system is integrating the large influx of new Medi-Cal clients.

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Advocates sue California over Medi-Cal backlog

Advocates allege that in delaying its approval of Medi-Cal applications, the state has illegally forced hundreds of thousands of poor Californians to go without insurance or forego medical treatment.

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Kevin McCarthy withdraws candidacy for House speaker

In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn his candidacy for House Speaker. He had been heavily favored to win his GOP colleagues' endorsement.