Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Health Advocates Push Legislation to Increase Access for Poor

Doctors and state lawmakers are pushing a package of bills they say will increase access to health care for people on Medi-Cal. The state’s health program has seen a boom in enrollment under the federal Affordable Care Act, but advocates fear many low-income people will get health insurance but be unable to find a doctor who takes Medi-Cal unless California boosts doctor reimbursement rates and increases training for primary care doctors. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.