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Prescription for health care system — money, flexibility
Capitol Weekly

Experts in California health care agree: The present system is unsustainable. It needs more money and flexibility.

But that’s where agreement ends. There are conflicting ideas about where the money should come from and where it should go.

The problems are not difficult to find: Health care in the Golden State is under increasing pressure because of an aging population, the addition of some four million people to the state’s already-vast MediCal system serving the poor and there are pockets of the medically underserved across the state, particularly in rural areas.