By Jason Bloome
There are approximately 1.4 million dual-eligibles in California who receive Medicare and full benefit Medi-Cal. Dual-eligibles are recipients who are over 65 or, if under 65, have been receiving disability benefits from the social security administration for more than 24 months. More than 60% of dual-eligibles are the elderly (65+). Providing care for these members is complex, expensive and involves multiple state programs.