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California budget deal includes exception for Kaiser Permanente
Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders are crafting an exception for Kaiser Permanente as they prepare to move 880,000 Healthy Families patients to lower-cost Medi-Cal as part of their budget agreement.

The provision would enable Oakland-based Kaiser to keep its 200,000 Healthy Families patients as Medi-Cal clients through a special contract with the state, according to Department of Health Care Services Director Toby Douglas.