Lawmakers, Hospital Leaders Push To Repeal Medi-Cal Cuts
At a news conference last week, two Assembly members -- Henry Perea (D-Fresno) Â and Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) -- and hospital administrators called on Gov. Brown and state lawmakers to stop a retroactive 10% cut to Medi-Cal reimbursements for hospital-based skilled nursing services. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Â Patterson said two bills in the Legislature (AB 900, SB 640) would allow lawmakers to reverse the "disastrous" cuts approved in 2011.
- "Halting Medi-Cal Cuts for Nursing Home Sought" (Jimenez, Fresno Bee, 5/17).