California Sends Incorrect Information To 246,000 Low-Income Patients

Kaiser Health News staff writer Anna Gorman, working in collaboration with McClatchy, reports: "California has mistakenly sent letters to 246,000 low-income residents, warning they may need to find new doctors next year under the state’s newly expanded Medicaid program. The error frustrated counties and community health centers which have repeatedly assured patients they can keep their providers when the Affordable Care Act takes effect in 2014. The patients are part of the state’s 'bridge to reform' program, which was designed to cover uninsured, poor Californians until they became eligible for Medicaid, known as Medi-Cal here" (Gorman, 11/17). Read the story.

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