NBC SAN DIEGO: State Medi-Cal Patients Won’t be Charged: Obama

Federal health officials reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s
budget cut to Medi-Cal patients

San Diego activist Raul Carranza is one Medi-Cal patient. Last month, he and a group of Occupy San Diego supporters held a rally to raise awareness for the cuts.

In a speech at the rally, he said because of the Medi-Cal cuts, he was forced to drop out of school at UCLA to pay for the 24-hour per day care his Muscular Dystrophy requires.

Monday’s letter was a small victory for him and patients like him, he said. However, he would like to see some of the funding restored.

“There’s still a long way to go,” Carranza said. “I’m happy that Obama did that, but it’s just the first step on a very long journey.”

Source: State Medi-Cal Patients Won’t be Charged: Obama | NBC San Diego

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