Barriers to Medi-Cal Enrollment and Ideas for Improving Enrollment: Findings from Eight Focus Groups in California with Parents of Potentially Eligible Children
This report presents the results of eight focus groups conducted in several languages throughout California to explore the knowledge and opinions of parents of potentially eligible children about the Medi-Cal program, California’s Medicaid program. The study found that participants were confused about eligibility requirements, found the enrollment process onerous and demeaning, and had suggestions about how they could be better educated about the program.
- Policy Brief: Medi-Cal Eligibility And Enrollment (.pdf)
- Report: Barriers to Medi-Cal Enrollment and Ideas for Improving Enrollment: Findings (.pdf)
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