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Medi-Cal cap could be devastating for the sick, advocates say
California Watch

In an effort to close the state budget gap, California health officials are proposing a “hard cap” of 10 medical visits per year for needy patients who rely on the Medi-Cal program for health care. Some patients and health advocates are calling the strategy a “death sentence” for patients who need dialysis treatments to clean their blood or chemotherapy to rid them of cancer. The bipartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office recommended a cap that also grants exemptions for certain services or conditions.