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Medi-Cal chief Toby Douglas stepping down
Sacramento Business Journal

State Medi-Cal chief Toby Douglas has announced plans to step down by the end of the year. His message Friday comes amid huge expansion of the government health-care program for the poor.

A Schwarzenegger appointee kept on by Gov. Jerry Brown, Douglas has held leadership positions at the California Department of Health Care Services since 2005. During his four-years as director, Medi-Cal grew by 3.5 million new members to current enrollment of 11 million. He also guided expansion of Medi-Cal managed care into every county in the state.