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Group of Medical Professionals Files Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Cuts in CA

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A coalition of medical professionals has filed a lawsuit against Medicaid administrators over the approval of broad cuts to the program known as Medi-Cal in California. In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court, trade associations for medical professionals say the approved 10 percent cuts to reimbursement rates for Medi-Cal didn’t go through appropriate legal channels. The cuts approved last month by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services include a 10 percent reduction to payments for outpatient services for doctors, clinics, optometrists, dental services, medical equipment and pharmacies. The cuts would save the state’s general fund $623 million. The suit was filed by The California Medical Association, the California Dental Association, the California Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.


One Response

  1. Perhaps if the medical profession would reduce their over inflated costs, then the cut in medi-cal would not hurt. Money is just not there. So everyone has to tighten their belts and make due. I have insurance and I cannot really afford the cost of going to the doctor, purchasing medications, let alone have a serious medical condition. Everytime I hear the medical industry calling poor, then turning around and building massive structures, and nickle and dimeing everyone, it is hard to be sympathetic. It is cheaper to die.

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