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Hospitals are wary of California budget plan to shift emergency funds

Mar 19, 2011 8:26:33 PM- latimes.com
A move to help close California's budget gap would shift funds used to reimburse doctors who treat emergency patients without insurance. Proponents say the move will bring in more federal dollars for Medi-Cal.

California emergency room doctors are fighting to preserve a state fund that compensates them for treating poor, uninsured patients at private hospitals — money that lawmakers want to shift to the federal insurance program in order to help bridge the budget gap.

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