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The challenges facing Affordable Care Act outreach workers in LA

by José Martinez | Take Two

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The South Central Family Health Center has served the Los Angeles community for 31 years. Mae Ryan/KPCC

One of the biggest changes under the Affordable Care Act soon will take effect: the nationwide Medicaid expansion.

In California, it means about 1 million more uninsured residents will be eligible for Medi-Cal starting next year. Outreach workers are already heading into communities with a high number of uninsured residents, including South LA.

RELATED: FAQ: What is Healthy Way LA? What are the links to Medi-Cal and health care reform?

KPCC's Jose Martinez says some of the challenges these workers are encountering sound very familiar.

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