Opinion: Medi-Cal Cuts Would Hurt Community Pharmacies
"Community-based pharmacies play an important role in ... our health care delivery system, [e]specially in low-income communities," David DeLuz -- president and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Urban League -- writes in a Capitol Weekly opinion piece. However, "California's recent proposal to cut all Medi-Cal provider reimbursements by 10% ... will force more pharmacies to stop accepting Medi-Cal, or else cut other costs by laying off employees, reducing hours of operation, or even closing altogether," DeLuz writes, concluding, "The Greater Sacramento Urban League urges [CMS] to reject California's attempted 10% cut to Medi-Cal pharmacy providers, who play such a foundational role in keeping our families and communities healthy." Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "Opinion: Medi-Cal: Community-Based Pharmacies Face Uncertain Future With Budget Cuts" (DeLuz, Capitol Weekly, 10/13).