Obamacare Inspires Unlikely Political Action In California’s Red Region

A recent story from Kaiser Health News shows some interesting twists. Just across our Southern state boarder, “The data shows it’s the rural communities that have greatly benefited from the Medicaid expansion. That’s the irony,”

Greta Elliott talks to her staff at the Canby Family Practice Clinic in Modoc County. (April Dembosky/KQED)

Overall, the Affordable Care Act — known informally as Obamacare — helped 25,000 people in far Northern California buy plans through the state marketplace, Covered California. But the law helped three times as many people – 75,000 – enroll in Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program that provides free health coverage for low-income residents.

Read the entire story here

(Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)


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