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Medi-Cal cuts may affect 70,000 north state patients
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Health care officials say a recent 10 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements for doctors treating low-income patients portends a bleak future for about 70,000 north state residents already struggling to find someone to treat them. “The safety net just keeps being chipped away,” said Lynn Dorroh, the chief executive officer of Hill Country Health and Wellness Center in Round Mountain. “Pretty soon there’s not going to be much left.”