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Insurers are making billions off Medi-Cal

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| In the Medi-Cal program, the patients are poor, the budgets are tight and payments to doctors are often paltry. But insurers made $5.4 billion from 2014-16.

For poor drug users, Medi-Cal offers a fresh start

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Before this year, Medi-Cal covered only limited and episodic care. Now, it also pays for medications, inpatient beds, individual therapy and case managers.

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California violates civil rights of Latinos on Medi-Cal, suit says

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"As the program became more brown, the state invested less green" for provider reimbursements, says a plaintiff lawyer. The state says it hasn't found systemic access issues.

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Budget deal: Some tobacco tax money for Medi-Cal providers

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State lawmakers and Gov. Brown agree to spend $546 million in new tobacco tax money to raise Medi-Cal reimbursement rates. A doctors' group says it's not enough.

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California: Wait-and-see on Trump's proposed Medicaid cuts

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While Trump's budget would mean a big hit for Medi-Cal, Gov. Brown won't respond until the Senate and House work out their differences over an Obamacare replacement.

How Obamacare helped the self-employed in California

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Self-employed Californians have higher uninsurance rates than other workers, but an analysis released Thursday shows that improved under the Affordable Care Act.

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California estimates GOP health bill would cost $24B by 2027

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The state says changes to Medicaid would blow a $18.6 billion hole in the general fund and create a $5.7 billion shortfall in support from counties and providers.

Families wary of enrolling undocumented kids in Medi-Cal

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Many fear deportation by the Trump administration. An L.A. agency that has enrolled thousands is telling parents to keep their kids in the program.

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