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Doctors fear health overhaul may backfire for poor on Medi-Cal
Sacramento Bee - Rob Hotakainen

Paul Phinney is happy to be working as a pediatrician in Sacramento these days, with a historic health care bill on the horizon. For starters, he says it’ll be easier to treat patients if Congress makes it illegal for insurance companies to deny treatment for pre-existing conditions. And he says it would be good if those companies could no longer place a cap on how much they’ll pay for medical services.