GOP’s 2012 Federal Budget Plan Would Affect Medi-Cal
House Republicans' fiscal year 2012 budget proposal would transform Medicaid into a block grant program, which could pose financial risksÂ for states that see Medicaid enrollment or health care costs grow faster than projected trends, according to Toby Douglas, director of the California Department of Health Care Services. Douglas said cuts to Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, could ripple outward to other health care delivery services, affecting trauma care centers, hospitals and nursing facilities.
- "GOP Proposes Cuts to Medicaid" (Felde, "KPCC News," KPCC, 4/5).
- "GOP's Medicaid Proposal Would Affect Medi-Cal" (Felde, "The California Report," KQED, 4/6).