Gavin Newsom announces plans to spend $350 million to vaccinate Medi-Cal recipients. Here’s why

Publisher: Sacramento Bee

California plans to spend $350 million to incentivize COVID-19 shots among Medi-Cal beneficiaries, who disproportionately lag the general population in getting vaccinated. Nearly 14 million Californians are enrolled in the state-sponsored health care program, according to the Department of Health Care Services. The program offers free or reduced-cost services to income-limited adults and children.