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California Legislature approves bills on taxing health plans
Sacramento Bee

California lawmakers approved a health plan tax package Monday designed to continue pulling in more than a billion dollars in matching federal money, while committing several hundred million dollars to services for the developmentally disabled, debt relief and other programs.

The votes cap a yearlong process triggered by the July 1 expiration of an existing levy and the federal government’s demand that any extension must cover all managed care organizations, not just those that serve Medi-Cal managed care patients.