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Health plans come out against tax bills
Sacramento Bee

California’s largest health plan group this week declared its opposition to both of the healthcare special session bills that would impose new taxes on managed-care organizations, the latest sign that a replacement for a soon-to-expire health plan tax is unlikely to emerge before lawmakers adjourn next week.

Health plan taxation is the focus of the special session called by Gov. Jerry Brown. He wants the Legislature to approve an expansion of the existing tax on managed-care organizations to generate about $1.3 billion for Medi-Cal and home-care services.