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Senate leader questions plan for childrens’ healthcare
Los Angeles Times

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) wants to delay shifting poor California children into a cheaper healthcare program. In a letter Thursday, Steinberg said there are too many holes in the state’s plan to ensure that children will still get adequate medical attention. Officials had planned to begin transferring nearly 900,000 children from Healthy Families into the general Medi-Cal program, which reimburses doctors at a lower rate, on Jan. 1.