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Doctors, Hospitals And Insurers Ask For More Pay From Medi-Cal

Sixteen dollars doesn’t cover a lot of overhead for doctors in California.

But that’s all they get paid for seeing a patient with Medi-Cal coverage, California’s version of Medicaid.

A coalition of doctors, hospitals and insurers called We Care for California is asking state lawmakers to give them a pay raise. The group complains California’s Medi-Cal rate is one of the lowest Medicaid rates in the nation.