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Medi-Cal Expansion

According to Gov. Brown’s budget released Thursday, the Medi-Cal expansion in the healthcare reform law will cost Californians about $350 million.

According to Gov. Brown’s budget released Thursday, the Medi-Cal expansion in the healthcare reform law will cost Californians an additional $350 million.

The costs will come from people who will be newly eligible and are expected to join the program in 2014. The federal government covers the entire cost of the Medicaid expansion, not those who are already eligible for the program.

Brown’s budget proposes two options for proceeding with the Medicaid expansion, according to a report in the Sacramento Bee. One would not cover long-term care for newly eligible people, while the other would leave those coverage decisions up to county governments.

Medi-Cal is administered throught the California State Department of Health and Human Services. HHS is projected to spend over $28 billion in the 2013 – 2014 budget. This represents about 29% of the total California budget and is the second largest portion of the California budget.

According to Gov. Brown’s budget released Thursday, the Medi-Cal expansion in the healthcare reform law will cost Californians about $350 million.

According to Gov. Brown’s budget released Thursday, the Medi-Cal expansion in the healthcare reform law will cost Californians an additional $350 million.

The costs will come from people who will be newly eligible and are expected to join the program in 2014. The federal government covers the entire cost of the Medicaid expansion, not those who are already eligible for the program.

Brown’s budget proposes two options for proceeding with the Medicaid expansion, according to a report in the Sacramento Bee. One would not cover long-term care for newly eligible people, while the other would leave those coverage decisions up to county governments.

Medi-Cal is administered throught the California State Department of Health and Human Services. HHS is projected to spend over $28 billion in the 2013 – 2014 budget. This represents about 29% of the total California budget and is the second largest portion of the California budget.

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