Clinics Worried Over Funding Losses, Coverage Expansion
Medi-Cal cuts included inÂ theÂ state budget package and an expected increase in insured patients under the federal health reform law have medical clinics concerned about meeting the demand for care. Health care administrators and county officials say plans to extend hours and services at existing clinics, as well as hire additional staff, could be nixed. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "Clinics Face Budget Reductions and a New Wave of Patients" (Mieszkowski, Bay Citizen/New York Times, 7/2).