Lessons from CA: Celebrating 50 Years of Medi-Cal and Looking Ahead

Executive Summary

Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, turns 50 this year, and today provides critical health care services to more than 10 million low-income Californians. Staff Attorney Cori Racela examines how Medi-Cal has become a model state Medicaid program with expansive eligibility and services covered. Racela also details challenges facing Medi-Cal, and provides ways the program can become even stronger.

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