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Cuts force state to fall short of health care mandate
Ventura County Star

California receives billions of dollars each year through the federal Medicaid program to administer government-subsidized health care called Medi-Cal. To do so, it is governed by a simple legal mandate: Health care services must be accessible to the people who rely on them.

However, with the recently approved 10 percent cut to the reimbursements paid to medical providers, the state has fallen far below that threshold.