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Advocates push for restoration of higher Medi-Cal reimbursement rates
Southern California Public Radio

Governor Jerry Brown’s updated budget proposal includes more than $1 billion in additional spending on Medi-Cal, yet health advocates are criticizing the governor’s plan because it does not restore a 2011 cut the state made to the reimbursement rate for doctors who treat Medi-Cal patients.

“Right now the amount we pay doctors to serve people with Medi-Cal coverage is 49th in the nation,” said Anthony Wright, director of the nonprofit Health Access California.

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