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Increase Medi-Cal rates to salvage health care reform
The Reporter

Gov. Jerry Brown dropped the ball on Medi-Cal reimbursement rates, including only a minimal increase in his proposed budget for next year. If the Legislature doesn’t step in, then the promise of health insurance to millions of Californians on Medi-Cal will be a cruel joke: Insurance does no good if you can’t find a doctor who’ll see you.

The Legislature needs to pass AB 366, which at least would restore cuts to reimbursements made in recent years.