A union of healthcare workers invites the public to attend a free healthcare enrollment event Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Teamsters Hall, 140 Marks Way, in Orange. The health fair will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is designed to help people sign-up for free and low-cost health coverage through Medi-Cal or Covered California.
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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today called for an extension of the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) â€“ the share of Medicaid expenditures paid by the federal government. Currently, the federal government pays about 62 cents for every dollar of Medi-Cal services used. This rate will expire at the end of this year, on December 31 unless Congress approves an extension.