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Urban, Rural Local Elected Officials Urge California Lawmakers to Support AB 900
PR Newswire

Local elected leaders from rural Northern California to San Diego are calling on state lawmakers to enact legislation that will help preserve access to vital health care services for California’s most vulnerable patients.

AB 900, authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D – Salinas), would partially reverse Medi-Cal payment cuts approved by the Legislature in 2011 (AB 97), but placed on hold until recently due to legal challenges. On average, the cuts total 25 percent or greater for hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities, as opposed to a 10 percent reduction for doctors and most other health care providers.