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What Medi-Cal cuts mean for 8 million Californians
The Mercury News

When are cost savings not worth it. In fact, when are savings not savings at all? When Californians — from infants to the elderly to those who are disabled — might not be able to access the health care they need. A 10 percent across-the-board reduction in future payments to Medi-Cal providers — set to be implemented soon — would create that situation. Beyond these cuts, the state budget forces providers to pay back a significant proportion of Medi-Cal payments made between 2011 and 2013.