Health Care Organizations Feel Effects of Budget Impasse
Many health care providers and contractors around the state are concerned about how much longer they can continue to offer services in the absence of state funding. For example, some medical equipment vendors have stopped receiving Medi-Cal payments, and about 800 community clinics have gone unpaid since August. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Controller John Chiang (D) said California will miss about $3.1 billion in payments this month.
- "California Budget Despair Continues for Unpaid Vendors" (Yamamura, Sacramento Bee, 9/15).