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Officials still negotiating details of legislation needed to ease L.A. County Health Services shortf
Los Angeles Times

State and federal health officials were still negotiating two key pieces of state legislation late Monday that would add a five-year extension to a federal Medicaid waiver set to expire Tuesday. It would also ensure funding from a hospital provider fee levied by the state on private hospitals and matched by Medicaid.

Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services, facing a $600-million deficit from this and last fiscal year, had been counting on both sources of money.