Lower Rates For Medi-Cal Prescriptions Will ‘Put Us Out Of Business,’ Pharmacists Say
The independent pharmacists say the lower rates were triggered by changes involving the Gold Coast Health Plan, the publicly funded agency that administers Medi-Cal health insurance to more than 200,000 low-income people across Ventura County.
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Pharmacists Say Lower Payment Could Close Businesses
Payment rates that slash reimbursements for many Medi-Cal prescriptions could push independent pharmacies out of business and make it harder for low-income people to find medications, according to pharmacists across Ventura County. "Definitely, this will put us out of business," said Alondra Arias, a supervisor at Hueneme Family Pharmacy in Port Hueneme, where about half of the business involves Medi-Cal prescriptions. "We can probably sustain one more year." (Kisken, 10/7)