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California Hospitals Disappointed that May Revise Doesn’t Reverse Deep, Damaging Medi-Cal Cuts
PR Newswire

The California Hospital Association (CHA) is disappointed that the Brown Administration has not reversed deep and damaging Medi-Cal rate cuts in its May revision of the state’s proposed 2013-14 budget.

These cuts are ill-timed and will devastate vital health care services to some of the state’s most vulnerable residents. Hospitals that operate skilled-nursing facilities in both rural and urban parts of the state will face the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars, jeopardizing access to care for thousands of elderly, frail patients, more than 70 percent of whom are covered by Medi-Cal.