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What you need to know about the proposed changes to Medicaid

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| The Republicans' health care bill would change how the federal government pays for the Medicaid program in at least two significant ways.

Uncertain future for Medi-Cal coverage of kids in US illegally

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Experts predict unauthorized immigrant kids could be among the first to lose health coverage if the Trump administration carries out its promise to repeal Obamacare.

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Study says health law repeal could cost California 334,000 jobs

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The researchers predict most job losses would be in non-health sectors, like retail, finance and construction. One local economist questions the study.

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California lawmakers want to pay Denti-Cal dentists more

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A bill would increase reimbrusement rates for dentists who take on Denti-Cal patients. Payments would rise to average commercial rates by 2018.

5 million Californians could be affected by Obamacare repeal

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State data show that over 5 million Californians could lose their health coverage if the Trump administration scraps the main pillars of the federal law.

LA needs more time to switch unauthorized kids' health care

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County supervisors Tuesday will consider extending a Dec. 31 deadline to transfer thousands of kids in the U.S. illegally from a county-run health program to Medi-Cal.

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Facing possible ACA repeal, clinics plan for uncertain future

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The incoming Trump administration wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and change how the federal government pays for Medicaid. That has community clinics worried.

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McCarthy's Obamacare stance spooks constituents

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) says Congress should repeal the entire Affordable Care Act first, then figure out a replacement.