Orange County Seniors Opting Out of State's Duals Demonstration Project

Orange County was the last of seven counties to roll out the state's duals demonstration project, also known as Cal MediConnect, which combines the resources and services for people dually eligible for Medi-Cal and Medicare.

One of the concerns in the previous six counties' implementation has been the opt-out rate -- that is, the number of people who choose not to participate in the program, rather than be automatically enrolled in it. That was a particular concern because the county with the most duals by far -- Los Angeles County -- also had the highest opt-out rate, by far.

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David Gorn, California Healthline 9/17/2015