California lawmakers propose additional Medi-Cal funding

California lawmakers introduced two bills Wednesday that would provide more funds for Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, the Los Angeles Times reported. The legislation would reverse cuts to providers who treat Medi-Cal patients. Additionally, the legislation would ensure there are enough providers in the state willing to treat eligible patients. "Millions of Californians are walking around with insurance cards that hold no or little weight," said Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda), who authored one of the bills. "That insurance card should ensure access." While costs are still being estimated, it's likely the price tag will amount to $5 billion. Article