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Gov. Jerry Brown said he will work with other governors and lawmakers to prevent a loss of federal health dollars that could “devastate” the state’s budget.
Legislation would raise payments for Denti-Cal providers, using revenue from the state tobacco tax recently passed by California voters.
Californians are evenly split on whether the state’s $2 billion surplus should go toward paying off debt or restoring social service programs, according to a survey released yesterday.
More rainy day money or restoration of programs and services cut under Gov. Brown’s first budget? That’s for the Legislature to decide.
Gov. Brown’s proposed budget released last week brings into focus some of the likely areas of disagreement over health care spending.
The proposed compromise would avert $1 billion in budget cuts but still must be approved by a two-thirds majority in the legislature.
The state’s duals demonstration project, thought to be in danger of discontinuation, features prominently in the governor’s budget proposal — assuming a new managed care organization tax can be created.
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.
If calling a special legislative session didn’t work, what’s next on Gov. Brown’s agenda to replace the loss of the $1 billion managed care organization tax?
With health care spending high on his list of fiscal concerns, Gov. Brown has called for a special legislative session dealing with Medi-Cal, loss of the managed care organization tax and other health spending issues.