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State, managed-care plans slow to distribute funds, hurting low-income residents
By Hannah Guzik
Everyday George Ma waits for the money the state owes him.
The internist, who sees some of Los Angeles’ most destitute residents and receives meager reimbursement, was supposed to get a pay boost beginning in January 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act.
By Claudia Boyd-Barrett
With three part-time jobs, a 14-month-old son with Down syndrome and two other children with autism, Lisa Carey has plenty to keep her busy.
So when the Los Angeles mother began receiving bills last year from her health insurance company asking her to pay more than she believed the policy called for, it was a hassle she could do without.