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Medi-Cal cuts in skilled nursing blasted by advocates
Sacramento Business Journal

A nonpartisan group of legislators joined union and health care leaders at the State Capitol on Wednesday in support of legislation to stop a retroactive 10 percent cut in Medi-Cal funding for hospital-based skilled nursing services they say will hurt patients, workers and hospitals. The cuts, which are based on funding levels in fiscal year 2008-09, translate to a 25 percent reduction to services already in short supply, advocates say.