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Thousands Gather at State Capitol To Protest Medi-Cal Cuts
capital public radio

The west side of the Capitol building looked like a summer street fair. Musicians took a large stage and small tents lined a side of the building. But the coalition of doctors, health care workers, unions and health insurers was there with a message. “Stop the cuts!” yelled a man on stage, leading the audience in a chant against the pending Medi-Cal cuts. Sharon Spurgeon came on a bus from Coalinga. She says even the current Medi-Cal rates are a burden on her medical center’s budget.