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| State officials have been crowing that more than 400,000 Californians have enrolled in plans through the state’s health insurance exchange, Covered California.

Proposed Medi-Cal expansion mired in money fight


Talks over who should bear financial risks of expanding Medi-Cal have stalled reform. Governor Brown’s revised budget could intensify the debate.

Medi-Cal expansion bill would add coverage for 1 million more people


Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, already provides help to nearly 8 million residents. This week, the State Assembly is considering a bill which could add more than a million new people to Medi-Cal's rosters.

California will reportedly come out ahead on Medi-Cal expansion


The non-partisan legislative analyst says plan to expand healthcare program for the poor is a good deal for the state.

Lawmakers tackle Medi-Cal expansion, but not cost


State lawmakers convened a special session Monday to adopt federal changes in health care. Adding 1 million uninsured to Medi-Cal is the first order of business.

Brown says he'll expand Medi-Cal to all eligible under ACA


Gov. Brown commits to a full expansion of MediCal as part of federal health reform, but beneficiaries now eligible won't get the same coverage.

2,643 Medi-Cal cards accidentally mailed to the wrong families


The affected BIC cards were meant for some of the children making the Jan. 1 transition from the Healthy Families Program to Medi-Cal.

Jerry Brown warns Medi-Cal expansion could hurt California


Expanding California's Medi-Cal program to meet new federal guidelines could add up to $4 billion a year in costs, potentially putting the budget "right out of whack," Gov. Jerry Brown said.