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Lawmakers announce renewed push for Medi-Cal funding
Los Angeles Times

California lawmakers and advocates are gearing up for a new chapter in the battle over the state’s healthcare program for the poor. They announced new legislation on Wednesday that would pump more money into Medi-Cal, which has expanded to cover more residents even while suffering from recession-era funding cuts. The bills (SB 243 and AB 366) would reverse cuts to doctors who treat Medi-Cal patients. It also would go further, requiring higher payments from managed care plans that contract with the state and boosting funding for hospitals.