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California’s hospitals consider ballot initiative against Medicaid tax siphoning
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California’s hospitals were among the first in the nation to levy a tax upon themselves in order to leverage more payments from the Medicaid program. Now, the acute care providers in the Golden State are scrambling to preserve those extra payments. The California Hospital Association has floated a ballot initiative that would prohibit state regulators from imposing the tax levy unless the Medicaid dollars flow directly to the hospitals, the Sacramento Business Journal reported.