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Calif. Legislators Fine Tune Affordable Care Act

 
Calif. Legislators Fine Tune Affordable Care Act
Posted Thursday, June 27th 2013 @ 2pm  by KFBK News

Health care and a safety net for low-income Californians were the topic of conversation today during a media briefing on President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

California legislators and health care experts have been working on fine tuning the president's Affordable Care Act and preparing for enrollment in the fall.

State Senator Ed Hernandez who authored some of the legislative changes said that 1.4 million adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the poverty level will be eligible for Medi-Cal.

Experts say the expansion of the affordable care act will make it easier for people to get on and stay on Medi-Cal coverage.

Diana Dooley Secretary of California Health and Human Services said that this is a historic opportunity because it is the first time that people will have the security of knowing that they can get affordable basic health care.

Enrollment for the program begins in the fall and the Affordable Care Act will be launched in January.

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