Anna Gorman/KHNBreann Johnson came to MFI Recovery’s women’s rehabilitation center just after Mother’s Day. Johnson, whose 90-day stay is being paid for by Medi-Cal, says she fears what would have happened if she couldn’t get inpatient care for her heroin addiction. “I would either be on the streets or dead,” she says. ■ By Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News Breann Johnson stopped using heroin on Mother’s Day this year, determined to end her 13-year addiction. Days later, she began three months of residential treatment in Riverside, — all paid for by California’s Medicaid program. Johnson, who has two young sons, said other inpatient drug rehab programs had refused to accept

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