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Hidden in Plain Sight: California’s Paid Medi-Cal Caregivers are Vulnerable

Fact Sheet
April 1, 2012

This fact sheet notes that hundreds of thousands of caregivers participating in California’s Medi-Cal program are economically insecure and face the risk of long-term economic instability due to the fragile economy.

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Key Takeaways

In 2009, there were around 290,000 paid Medi-Cal caregivers, many of whom lacked economic security.
Job instability and low monthly incomes are key contributors to economic insecurity.
While demand for Medi-Cal services are growing, workers are still struggling.

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