The application process for Medi-Cal, the federal healthcare program for the poor, has been changed.
The federal government’s website is now using the phrase “Medicaid application” instead of “Medicare application” for applicants.
The change was made for “urgent changes in the medicaid system”, the federal website says.
“This means applicants will no longer be required to fill out the paperwork required to apply,” it said.
The announcement comes as some of the poorest states have taken to calling for an end to the program in the wake of the opioid crisis.
Some states have seen an increase in the number of opioid deaths, while others have seen a decrease.
More:The announcement is the latest in a series of changes to the medicare application process, which has been under scrutiny following a series on the state’s finances.
In February, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Medicare application process was being changed in an attempt to make it more streamlined.
This meant that applicants would not have to fill in forms and could instead choose from a series that included information about their income and income-eligible status, as well as income and status for the beneficiaries.