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Hospital association questions Calif. budget plan
Modern Healthcare

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for 2012-13 (PDF) would reduce Medicaid revenue for hospitals in the state by $86 million and could cause problems for rural health clinics, seniors and people with disabilities, according to a media statement from C. Duane Dauner, president and CEO of the California Hospital Association.

Brown proposes the state cut spending on Medi-Cal by $842.3 million, spending $59.7 billion in total on the state’s Medicaid program, according to the budget’s introduction (PDF).