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Chart of the Day: Medi-Cal's Major Growth

The Fiscal Times Staff

“Medi-Cal had a big decade,” writes Harriet Blair Rowan at Kaiser Health News. “The number of Californians enrolled in the state’s health insurance program for low-income residents swelled by 5.5 million from 2010 to 2019. It now covers 1 in 3 Californians and 40% of children. The program’s annual budget — a combination of state and federal money — tops $100 billion, more than the entire state budget of Florida.”

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