Brown’s Proposal To Expand Tax on Medi-Cal Plans Meets Resistance From Calif. Lawmakers
Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) proposal to expand a state tax to all managed-care organizations, which would raise an estimated $1.7 billion to help fund health care for low-income residents, is facing resistance by state lawmakers. The current tax, which expires next year, imposes a 3.94% levy on the earnings of health plans for those on Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. California Association of Health Plans officials say the new proposal could raise premiums for millions of consumers.
- "Jerry Brown's Proposal To Expand Health Plan Tax Sputtering" (Miller, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 5/26).