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California governor preserves Medi-Cal funding in budget trims
Modern Healthcare

California Gov. Jerry Brown trimmed the state’s proposed budget for fiscal 2017 after projecting a decrease in tax revenue for the coming year, but awarded more money for value-based payment initiatives and behavioral health programs.Brown also proposed more money to cover healthcare costs for undocumented children up to age 19.Although there were modest increases in funding for Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program, patient advocates said the revisions do little to restore $15 billion in cuts made during leaner recession-era years.

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