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How lawmakers want to solve state’s tough health-care financing problem
Sacramento Business Journal

A battle over taxes is shaping up in the special session on financing for Medi-Cal and other programs. The state has two problems: replacing a funding mechanism that federal officials say is improper and finding a way to increase reimbursement rates for health providers. Those rates are among the lowest in the nation. The funding mechanism is a tax on Medi-Cal plans that allows California to get more matching federal funds.

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