Doctors Expected A Pay Bump From The Tobacco Tax. The Budget Deal Disappoints.
The deal directs the money they thought was going to go to boosting reimbursement rates into the Medi-Cal program as a whole.
California Doctors Feeling Sick About New State Budget
When the California Medical Association lent its support to Prop. 56 last year, they expected to get something in return if it passed: a Medi-Cal pay raise. ... But in the new budget deal crafted by California lawmakers, doctors could get as little as one-third of that money. (Goldberg, 6/14)