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Teresa Martinez: Waiting For Medi-Cal

Teresa Martinez, 62, from East Los Angeles makes $10,000 a year working as a hairdresser in a Koreatown salon. With her modest income she is likely to be eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s Medi-Cal expansion. She is one of about 800,000 people in California waiting to get her card in the mail and start scheduling overdue medical appointments for the first time in decades.

Video by Heidi de Marco/KHN

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