The Sacramento Bee: Bouncing between Medi-Cal and Covered California

The Sacramento Bee: Bouncing between Medi-Cal and Covered California

By Emily Bazar

Many Californians with Covered California or Medi-Cal health coverage hover near the intersection where the two programs meet. When their incomes fluctuate, however, that “hover” can turn into a “bounce.”

Many consumers don’t find out they’ve been incorrectly switched until afterward, says Sonal Ambegaokar, senior attorney at the National Health Law Program.

“There’s often a gap in coverage before they can get re-enrolled,” she says. “During that time, they have medical needs that are not being addressed.” Read the full article here. »

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