Medi-Cal Managed Care and Foster Care Issues in Los Angeles County

In Los Angeles County, almost 21,000 children are in foster care, which is about one-third of the statewide total. Foster care children rely on the State’s Medi-Cal program to obtain health care services, but they are generally not mandatorily enrolled in a Medi-Cal managed care plan, except for dependents in County Organized Health Service (COHS) …