Good place as any! Medi-Cal how does it work? Which doctors?

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  1. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

    PicnicTutorials

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    New Obamacare ins. Who is, or your kids like mine, is on Medi-Cal or Medicade? All new to me. How do I find a doc? Google is not showing me anything. Is it like a PPO so you can see whichever doc takes it? Or do you have a primary like with HMO plans?
     
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    I assume you're in California? You need to call around and see which doctors accept MediCal. Some do and some don't.
     
  3. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PicnicTutorials

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    So its like a PPO? As long as they take medical i can take my kids to whichever doc i want? Do i need to pick a ins plan? Or is medical the ins plan? Im sitting here goggling for like an hour and can't find any answers.

    I have had private ins for 20 years. Obamcare sent me a cancelation letter. So i said fine F you guys. I look poor on paper. My ins has always been in the neighborhood of $1000 monthly for my fam. Now its $150 lol.
     
  4. Ugg macrumors 68000

    Ugg

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    MediCal is the insurance plan. However, a lot of doctors don't accept MediCal as payment and locally, some urgent care facilities also don't accept it. I don't know how it works for specialists but I think you need to have a primary care doctor first who will make a referral to the specialist.
     
  5. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    1) You are a resident of the State of California?

    2) You have children?

    3) You are poor?

    http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/ApplyforMedi-Cal.aspx

    http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/eligibility/Pages/Medi-CalFAQs2014a.aspx#1

    I'm guessing that what you really are looking for is Covered California:

    https://www.coveredca.com/
     
  6. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PicnicTutorials

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    I do live in ca. I do have children. Not poor at all. But on paper I look like I am. Cal covered does actual ins plans. Or plays middle man to them. I don't believe they deal in medi-cal.

    They already have medi-cal insurance cards and all. confirmation letter etc. But the morons don't say anywhere how to go to the doc.
     
  7. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PicnicTutorials

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    Here is how...

    medi-cal get plan info

    8004304263

    ask for healthcare option councleor and have them send you a plan packet
     

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