Many physicians do not take Medi-Cal already, so does this tend to even lower the rank and file of physicians who will take Medi-Cal patients?  BD 

.....there is now a proposal to cut a whopping 10 percent from Medi-Cal payments to health care providers in California. This poses an enormous threat to our neediest families' medical care.

These huge Medi-Cal reductions are supposed to help balance the state budget. But at what cost? Cutting Medi-Cal threatens to limit Medi-Cal patients' access to physicians. It's also likely to drive up the cost of health care for everyone else and cause the state to lose more than $1 billion in federal funds.

Medi-Cal is the state's single largest source of medical insurance, providing coverage for 1 out of every 6 Californians - including 226,630 Santa Clara County residents. The proposed cuts would come after years of under-funding Medi-Cal, leading to one of the lowest reimbursement rates in the nation. California spends almost 30 percent less per Medi-Cal beneficiary than the national average, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Finally, virtually every $1 cut from Medi-Cal takes $2 away from the program because the federal government matches the state's share dollar-for-dollar.

Medi-Cal cuts will affect everybody - San Jose Mercury News

Hat Tip:  Kevin, MD


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