CDCAN: BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MET MONDAY COVERING HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA ITEMS

From our colleagues at CDCAN:  Will Meet Next On Wednesday But Not Before 11 AM For First Run Through On Remaining 5 Agendas Including Education Nearly All Items Including Those Impacting SSI/SSP State Cost of Living Adjustment Restoration, Medi-Cal Rates and Certain “Optional Benefits” Restorations, Supported Employment Rates Kept “Open” For Later Discussion and Action … Continue reading

SFGate: Lawmakers expand Medicaid in final budget voting

LAURA OLSON, Associated Press, LAURA OLSON and JUDY LIN, Associated Press Updated 3:44 pm, Saturday, June 15, 2013 Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, gives a thumbs down as he votes against a proposed Republican amendment to one of the state budget “trailer bills” Friday, June 14, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Both houses of the Legislature … Continue reading

California Healthline: Protesters Swarm Sacramento to Protest Medi-Cal Cuts

by David Gorn The Capitol yesterday swarmed with protesters upset about a 10% cut in reimbursements to Medi-Cal providers  that has raised concerns about the state’s ability to provide access to Medicaid beneficiaries. “Health care, especially in the hospitals, it’s not always working,” said Sonia De La Torre, a hospital worker who got on a … Continue reading

LA Times: Healthcare puts Jerry Brown, Capitol Democrats on different sides

The Democrats who control the Legislature want to make it easier to obtain public insurance than Brown does and send more money to doctors, hospitals and counties than the governor wants to part with. May 10, 2013|By Anthony York and Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — With California’s deficit wiped out and its economy … Continue reading

LA Times: Healthcare puts Jerry Brown, Capitol Democrats on different sides

The Democrats who control the Legislature want to make it easier to obtain public insurance than Brown does and send more money to doctors, hospitals and counties than the governor wants to part with. May 10, 2013|By Anthony York and Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times   SACRAMENTO — With California’s deficit wiped out and its … Continue reading

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