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Low income Angelenos left out of Medi-Cal because of mix-up

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: A doctor at the Accident and Emergency department of the recently opened Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 7, 2011 in Birmingham, England. The new Queen Elizabeth Hospital accommodates 1,213 beds and 30 operating theatres. The super hospital has a 100-bed intensive care unit - the largest in Europe - and the largest single floor critical care unit in the world. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of low-income Angelenos became newly-eligible for Medi-Cal on January first. The idea under the Affordable Care Act was to switch them away from a transitional program that LA County started a few years ago. But, as KPCC's Adrian Florido reports, a few thousand of those people fell through the bureaucratic cracks.

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