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With tax plan stalled, California faces $1.1B Medi-Cal shortfall
Sacramento Business Journal

A plan by the Brown administration to impose a broad tax on health plans to cover a $1.1 billion shortfall in Medi-Cal funding stalled on Friday, the final day for lawmakers to move bills to the governor before recess. The proposed tax on health plans stood at the forefront of a special session on health care, called in May by Gov. Jerry Brown. To cover Medi-Cal payments, the state currently imposes a tax on managed care plans.