Medi-Cal recipients must renew to keep coverage Butte County lacks providers who will take Medi-Cal patients

Michelle Baass, director of the state Department of Health Care Services, spoke to reporters about Medi-Cal changes.

by Natalie Hanson
posted Sept. 1

The scramble is on to ensure that millions, if they still qualify, do not get disenrolled this year from their state medical insurance.

In California, one out of every three residents is insured by Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program for low-income adults and families. That means that one-third of all Californians, or more than 15 million, will have their eligibility redetermined, according to California officials. Almost 90,000 Butte County residents qualified for Medi-Cal as of June of this year. read more