Childless Adults to Get New Health Coverage

In an early and major step toward implementing the federal health reform bill, about half a million low-income Californians will soon be eligible for benefits that are expected to address their health problems before they reach an emergency room. Single childless adults with incomes up to about $14,500, who up until now have depended largely on emergency rooms for their care, will be moved into the health care system with a basic package of benefits paid for with an increase in federal funding. They will have their own primary care doctors and a network of specialists to consult for complicated problems. Most importantly, they will have someone watching over and coordinating their care instead of jumping from doctor to doctor with little or no preventive care and no one knowing whether the treatment the patient is getting is making them better.

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