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Governor’s budget keeps prospective 10% Medi-Cal cut
Sacramento Business Journal

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget allocates $670 million to expand Medi-Cal and nixes a plan to collect 10 percent of Medi-Cal fees paid to doctors, clinics and some other providers since mid-2011. It does not stop a 10 percent Medi-Cal fee cut going forward. Implemented in stages, it’s scheduled to hit pharmacies and doctors today. The budget includes some limited increases, including $17.5 million for a pediatric dental outreach program and continues the transition of senior and people with disabilities into managed care.