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Medi-Cal sued for discrimination.

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A group of Medi-Cal beneficiaries filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday, alleging that low payments to doctors are creating an unequal healthcare system in California.

Thomas A. Saenz, an attorney representing the plaintiffs and president and general counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said the state is required to provide coverage to low-income Californians through Medi-Cal that’s equivalent to the care other Californians receive through private insurance or Medicare.

But Medi-Cal patients have a harder time finding doctors, wait longer for appointments, end up in the emergency room more often and have their diseases diagnosed later than those in other insurance programs, Saenz said. That’s in part because the state mismanages the health program and delays payments to doctors, making them unwilling to see Medi-Cal patients, he said.

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Anyone want to take a wild guess as to how this was made worse?

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Ohh... Ohhh.!

Reimbursement rates in Medi-Cal were closer to other insurance reimbursement rates when Medi-Cal was a predominantly white program, according to the suit.

“That changed when the Medi-Cal program became increasingly Latino and then majority Latino. That is discrimination,” said Bill Lann Lee, senior counsel of the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, in a statement.  Medi-Cal patients have long struggled to find doctors to see them, but that problem only got worse after the Affordable Care Act expanded the program in 2014, experts say. Medi-Cal now covers 13.5 million Californians — more than 1 in 3 state residents.

Racism? White Privilege? 

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Wow! A right-winger found some white privilege. You could knock me over with a feather.  :)

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8 minutes ago, hst2 said:

Wow! A right-winger found some white privilege. You could knock me over with a feather.  :)

Did you read the quote h?  Never mind! 

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1 minute ago, workerbee said:

Did you read the quote h?  Never mind! 

Heck, I've provided plenty of quotes, but they just roll off...

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33 minutes ago, SemiAuto said:

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Anyone want to take a wild guess as to how this was made worse?

TRUMP....AND THE RUSSIANS!!!

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15 minutes ago, hst2 said:

Wow! A right-winger found some white privilege. You could knock me over with a feather.  :)

This non right winger is against the ACA.  If you want to hold up Obamacare as right wing white privilege, that it going to get funny real quick. 

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Just now, SemiAuto said:

This non right winger is against the ACA.  If you want to hold up Obamacare as right wing white privilege, that it going to get funny real quick. 

Yes, you would prefer that these patients have the freedom to buy insurance that they can't afford.

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1 minute ago, hst2 said:

Yes, you would prefer that these patients have the freedom to buy insurance that they can't afford.

"But Medi-Cal patients have a harder time finding doctors, wait longer for appointments, end up in the emergency room more often and have their diseases diagnosed later than those in other insurance programs, Saenz said. That’s in part because the state mismanages the health program and delays payments to doctors, making them unwilling to see Medi-Cal patients, he said."

You would prefer the false promises and, apparently, racism.   

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2 hours ago, hst2 said:

Yes, you would prefer that these patients have the freedom to buy insurance that they can't afford.

Isn't the whole idea to keep these folks out of the aca?

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