Dr. Song points out how discrimination is part and parcel of the current CA Medi-Cal payout system. In addition to their goal of ridding Medi-Cal patients from their resident rosters, this is related to private operators like Pacifica Companies’ quest to eliminate bilingual and bi-cultural care for Japanese and Japanese America seniors:
The U.S. has now passed the 800,000 death toll due to the pandemic (worst in the world, by far, with total deaths now nearly doubling the total number of U.S. American deaths suffered during WWII). A Lancet Report to the United Nations assessed that 40% of these deaths were preventable, with most of those 40% of deaths being related to lack of adequate health insurance. It need not continue this way. A new bill is heading to the the CA Assembly floor, AB 1400 and it deserves our support.