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Massive Sacramento rally challenges Medi-Cal cuts
Sacramento Bee

In the dispute over whether Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget should do more to repair the state’s tattered safety net, the fate of a planned cut in Medi-Cal payments to providers has taken a prominent role.

A coalition of health insurance firms (among them Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California), medical professional associations (including the California Hospital Association and the California Medical Association) and the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West is busing thousands of advocates to Sacramento today for a huge Medi-Cal rally.