After about 2 months of snail-mail paperwork and hours upon hours on hold, Medi-Cal finally sent me a booklet of primary care providers for me to choose from. The first two that I called don’t take Medi-Cal. I’m starting to think that Medi-Cal is free because there has to be very few people who will actually ever get to see a doctor with it. I’m a smart person and I’ve found this whole process to be exceedingly confusing.