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Will New Medi-Cal Number Top 13 Million?

Gov. Brown’s budget proposal today will probably include a new updated number of Californians in the state’s Medicaid program. The total is expected to top 13 million for the first time.

Budget Passage Not the Final Word

The California Legislature’s balanced budget approved by yesterday’s deadline includes funding for a number of health care-related programs, but no one is predicting it’s a done deal. Lobbying and negotiating continue.

Health Changes Likely in State Budget

Some health care services may be restored in the new state budget being hammered out today in the California Legislature, but some may still face a gubernatorial veto.

Protest Rises Over Medi-Cal Rates

A Sacramento protest planned today is aimed at increasing pressure on the governor and legislators to raise Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates and rescind previous rate reductions.