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Tue Jan 17, 2017, 01:40 AM

13.5 million Californians are covered by Medi-Cal. Here's how Trump's plan could cost the state

Along with his vow to repeal Obamacare, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to restructure Medicaid, the nation’s low-income health program — a move that could be acutely felt in California, where 1 in 3 residents receive health coverage through the state version, experts say.

Medi-Cal enrollment surged by 5 million over the last three years to a total of 13.5 million under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Some of those Californians could lose portions of their benefits or possibly be dropped from coverage altogether if Trump carries out his plan, which would likely cost the state billions. Even residents who relied on the program long before the current expansion could be affected.

“The cuts in federal funding could be quite significant, and California would have to make a lot of hard choices,” said UC Berkeley Labor Center healthcare program manager Laurel Lucia. “There’s no way California could maintain the program it currently has.”

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-medi-cal-trump-20170116-story.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 02:27 AM

1. My brother is one of those millions who relies on CA's ACA expansion of Medi-Cal.

Thanks to the ACA, he got health coverage for the first time in his adult life.

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Tue Jan 17, 2017, 04:14 PM

2. How about a California Single Payer Plan then?

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Sat Jan 21, 2017, 02:54 AM

3. I'm afraid I'll get cut or dropped.

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