California has been sued for failing to provide sufficient healthcare for 7.2 million Latinos.
A lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, accuses the states of creating an ‘unequal system of healthcare’ that favors white people and discriminates against lower-income residents – the majority of whom are Hispanic.
It claims Medi-Cal, the state’s healthcare program for the poor, does not receive enough state funding to adequately reimburse doctors for treatments.
Medi-Cal pays doctors around half of what they would be paid through Medicare, the system for over-65s.
The system, lawyers say, is a direct violation of poor citizens’ rights since doctors are reluctant to take that pay cut.
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