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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:25 PM
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Obama administration approves California Medi-Cal cuts
Source: Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown scored a budget win Thursday as the Obama administration approved a major share of Medi-Cal cuts that health care providers and patient advocates said would cut off medical access to the state's most vulnerable residents.

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow the state to cut reimbursement rates by 10 percent this fiscal year for a variety of Medi-Cal providers, including physicians, pharmacists and optometrists. The state Department of Health Care Services says it will not cut rates paid to pediatricians, home health providers or nursing homes.

California Medical Association CEO Dustin Corcoran said Thursday his group will file suit asking the court to immediately block this latest round of Medi-Cal cuts.

... Doctors, pharmacists and patient advocates lobbied CMS this summer to block the Medi-Cal cuts, suggesting that many providers would abandon the system.

Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/10/obam...
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:45 PM
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1. The Country is dead, long live the Kings
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:02 PM
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2. Whew, IHSS worker here.
No cuts. Can't handle another one.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:18 PM
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3. yet corporate/military-industrial complex welfare hasn't been cut a penny!
and many seniors in need of this program will likely turn AGAINST Obama in 2012 because their services got cut!
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:45 PM
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4. Very well said...
It's really disgusting, isn't it?!
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:19 AM
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11. furthermore, will those seniors just sit out the election
if they know that both major parties don't care about them, or will some of the more misguided ones vote for the Wall Street ticket of Romney/Cain in 2012?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:15 AM
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13. I am no expert, but I know that, in Boston, seniors VOTE.
I've seen very old and even feeble seniors in wheelchairs and on walkers. Where I vote, there are so many, they sometimes have to wait on line anyway. The poll workers feel they can't give them a pass.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:55 PM
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5. Death pannel?
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:58 PM
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6. I thought Jerry Brown was supposed to be the great hope. nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:09 PM
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:13 PM
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8. I often disagree with Obama but he is not a fraud and he is a far cry from Bush. n/t
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:20 PM
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9. You're right in the respect that he speaks well and doesn't mangle syntax.
The rest, in many ways, is up for debate.

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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:36 PM
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10. More information
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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:15 AM
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12. K&R n/t
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