UC study sees ‘minimal’ state costs from Medi-Cal expansion (Sacramento Bee – @kyamamura)

January 7, 2013 – California will face “minimal” new costs from federal health care expansion, and most of the initial burden will occur regardless of whether the state expands Medi-Cal eligibility to new categories of low-income residents, according to a new University of California study. In 2014, California would pay between $188 million and $453 million more because of widespread changes in the federal law intended to reduce the number of uninsured Americans, according to the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The state is expected to spend $14.6 billion this fiscal year on Medi-Cal, which funds health care for certain low-income residents.

Link to Full Article: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/01/uc-study-sees-minimal-state-costs-from-medi-cal-expansion.html

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