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Healthcare cuts questioned by lawmakers
Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to review one of the most controversial parts of this year’s budget, the decision to dissolve a well-liked children’s healthcare program. Officials plan to begin shifting nearly 900,000 children from Healthy Families into the general Medi-Cal program, which reimburses doctors at a lower rate, in January. Critics are concerned children will get lower-quality healthcare while only saving the state $73 million annually, a tiny amount of California’s $91.3-billion budget.

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