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Providers: Medi-Cal cuts will limit health access

June 4, 2013 • Business


Sign carrying demonstrators representing doctors, hospitals and unionized health care workers rallied against a 10 percent cut in the amount the state pays for Medi-Cal reimbursements, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The protestors called for Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature to restore the reimbursement rate for the coming fiscal year, which starts July 1.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health care providers rallying at the Capitol on Tuesday warned that a Central Valley medical center could shut down and doctors throughout California could stop accepting Medicaid patients if a state funding cut is not reversed.

Thousands of people representing doctors, hospitals and unionized health care workers filled the Capitol grounds to rally against a 10 percent reduction in the amount the state pays for Medicaid reimbursements.

The reduction would jeopardize care for the low-income patients who depend on the program, known as Medi-Cal, according to the California Medical Association, one of the leaders of the “We Care for California” Login to read more

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