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California, Feds Reach Deal on Medicaid Reform
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California and the federal government agreed in concept Saturday on a $6.2-billion deal to reform the Medicaid program and to help pay for care of the low-income population.

The largest share of the funds –- nearly $3.3 billion -– is aimed at helping public hospitals improve the safety and quality of patient care. The plan, known as the Medicaid waiver, also provides money to cover the uninsured and create pilot programs to keep high-need populations out of emergency rooms.