Rally in support of Medi-Cal tomorrow in Coachella


Health care officials and activists will gather in Coachella and two other California cities tomorrow to support expansion of the Medi-Cal program.

The rally will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Coachella City Hall, 1515 Sixth St., and is organized by the California Partnership and the Health and Human Services Network of California. Gatherings will also be held in Los Angeles and Bakersfield.

Organizers said the expansion of Medi-Cal has been stalled in Sacramento, and the legislation must be in place by June 1 so the state can be ready to implement the Affordable Care Act when enrollment begins in October and enroll new Medi-Cal clients by January.

Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program funded by the state and federal government for people with low incomes.

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