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Viewpoints: To ensure Medi-Cal patient care, restore doctor reimbursements
Sacramento Bee

As budget negotiations come to a close this week, the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown are faced with a decision to fund California’s Medicaid program – or let millions of people become insured without actually having access to care.

As health care providers who see some of the poorest and neediest patients, our hope is that they choose the high road and allocate the $250 million needed to restore a 10 percent cut in reimbursements to doctors. Legislators have long expressed their desire for health reform to succeed in California and have wholeheartedly supported the concept of expanding care to the state’s poorest and neediest patients.