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California Hospitals Urge Governor Schwarzenegger to Immediately Sign Hospital Provider Fee…

 The following is a media statement by C. Duane Dauner, President, California Hospital Association: California’s Medi-Cal program provides essential health care services to the poorest and most vulnerable Californians. Yet, the state ranks dead-last in the nation when it comes to funding health care for these patients. In 2008, California hospitals lost more than $4.2 billion in unpaid Medi-Cal costs.