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Health clinics won’t be paid if budget impasse persists all summer
Los Angeles Times

Health clinics that serve hundreds of thousands of California residents face the prospect of not being paid as the state lurches toward a third week of a budget stalemate — despite assertions by the state controller and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration that providers of healthcare for the poor would be immune from missed payments.

Without a spending plan in place, California cannot legally pay all its bills. But the controller said in June that all institutional health providers would be paid this year because of provisions in the federal stimulus act.