Medi-Cal Policy Institute Releases Analysis Of Health Care Spending in 2001-02 State Budget
To provide an overview of the new expenditures and policy changes that have an impact on the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs in the state budget, the Medi-Cal Policy Institute, a project of the California HealthCare Foundation, asked the California Budget Project to prepare a brief budget summary, "Health Policy Changes in the 2001-02 California Budget." Total state spending is set at $78.8 billion for the next fiscal year, and the spending plan appropriates $13.6 billion for health programs, an increase of 9.8% over current spending levels. According to the analysis, the new dollars will fund a "variety of eligibility expansions, provider reimbursements increases and other program modifications." The report is available at http://admin.chcf.org/documents/mcpi/MCPIBudgetSummary2001.pdf (Medi-Cal Policy Institute release, 7/2001).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.