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Lara: Expanding Medi-Cal to unauthorized immigrants would top $350M

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| The state senator has authored a bill to provide subsidized private health insurance and Medi-Cal to immigrants in California illegally.

Advocates push for restoration of higher Medi-Cal reimbursement rates


Advocates for the poor want the state to restore an earlier 10 percent cut to the reimbursement rate for doctors who treat Medi-Cal patients.

First Person: LaVal Brewer uses play to improve kids' school performance


Brewer heads Playworks Southern California, which works at increasing play at schools, with the goal of improving overall behavior and academic performance.


Obamacare: Newly insured often don't know how to use their policy


Advocates say the next big step in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act is making sure people who are newly insured know how to use their coverage.

Snafu keeps thousands of low-income Angelenos out of Medi-Cal


Differences in personal information kept by L.A. County and the state meant about 5,000 low-income people were not moved from an interim county program onto Medi-Cal.