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Budget deal extends health care to undocumented children, punts Medi-Cal financing to special session
Sacramento Business Journal

The budget deal reached Tuesday between legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown would expand health coverage to 170,000 undocumented immigrant children, but punts efforts to boost Medi-Cal spending to a special session.

The purpose of the special session will be to come up with a way to replace at least $1.1 billion in spending currently funded by a tax on managed care plans.