Proposed $1.1 billion Medi-Cal cut would hit poor, elderly hardest
San Francisco Chronicle, January 14, 2008
Aiming to slash $1.1 billion from Medi-Cal, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has presented a budget plan that would reduce reimbursement to providersby 10 percent, and cut podiatry, hearing and vision services to adults. Many healthcare experts said that essential services are on the cutting block, critically affecting millions of people, especially poor, older adults and the disabled.