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Hospitals Voice Support for Health Care Providers Protection from Medi-Cal cuts

hospitalizationCiting the real impact cutting the safety net would have on the most vulnerable residents, San Diego County Supervisors Greg Cox and Dianne Jacob joined with local hospital leaders today to call on the California Legislature and Governor Brown to spare hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities and other health care providers from devastating Medi-Cal cuts. Both Assembly Bill 900 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and Senate Bill 640 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) would reverse the Medi-Cal cuts that were enacted in 2011. ”If the state fails to stop its pending cuts to Medi-Cal, the most vulnerable members of our community will pay the biggest price,” said Supervisor Jacob as quoted in a recent report that ran on www.news-medical.net