Managed Care Organization Tax Deal Talks In Final Stages
Gov. Jerry Brown has been negotiating with health plans for months, but lawmakers would have to vote on any agreed-upon proposal.
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Brown Nearing MCO Tax Deal With Health Plans
California lawmakers could vote this week on a proposal to restructure a tax on health care plans in order to avert a potential $1 billion state budget hole. This “managed care organization” (MCO) tax brings in federal funds for Medi-Cal, California’s health care program for the poor. The federal government say the state’s current structure is no longer acceptable – and must be fixed by the end of June for the state to keep getting the money. (Adler, 2/8)