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More than 4,000 rally for higher Medi-Cal rates
Sacramento Business Journal

More than 4,000 health-care providers and supporters converged on the Capitol on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to boost Medi-Cal rates. Busloads came from more than 60 cities across California to demand rollback of a 10 percent payment cut enacted in 2011. Time is of the essence: Under California law, lawmakers must pass a budget by June 15. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget does not include the pay increase.