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California Safety-Net Hospitals ‘At Risk’ Under Health System Changes
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Safety-net hospitals serve a higher percentage of the uninsured, and low-income patients who have Medi-Cal.

Jan Emerson-Shea with the California Hospital Association says these hospitals often don’t have enough patients with higher-paying commercial insurance to offset losses.

“While Medi-Cal does provide some level of reimbursement to hospitals, we still lose significant amounts of money on every Medi-Cal patient we treat,” she says.

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