Voters Say Yes To Permanent Hospital Fee That Helps Fund Medi-Cal
Now, changes to the program, which brings in billions in federal funds to the state, will require voter approval or a two-thirds majority vote by state lawmakers.
Los Angeles Times:
California Passes Proposition 52 To Make Medi-Cal Funding Program Permanent
Californians have chosen to make permanent the hospital fee program that helps fund Medi-Cal, the state's subsidized healthcare program for low-income residents. Early election returns show the measure passing with more than 70% of the vote. Proposition 52 will hobble state lawmakers' ability to change or end the hospital fee program. (Bollag, 11/8)
The Associated Press:
Voters Approve Permanent Fee To Fund Medi-Cal
California voters have approved Proposition 52, a ballot measure that makes permanent a fee on hospitals that helps fund Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance plan for low income Californians. (11/9)