LA Times: Judge won’t stop L.A. County from sending 91,000 Medi-Cal cancellations
By ERYN BROWN
More than 91,000 Medi-Cal recipients in Los Angeles County will be sent letters this week telling them that their state-supported healthcare coverage will end on Nov. 30. A judge this week refused to block the notices, even though health advocates argued that the letters lack important details that would help recipients renew their plans.
“I think it’s going to be a big shock when people get notices Thursday or Friday telling them they’ve been terminated,” said Cori Racela, an attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services. Her group was one of several that had asked the Alameda County Superior Court to temporarily shut down the state process on Tuesday, pending further review. But a judge declined to issue a restraining order.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this post said that new applications for Medi-Cal would add to the program’s large enrollment backlog. New applications might or might not become part of the backlog.
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