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Newsom Proposes Cuts to Medi-Cal Amid Budget Deficit

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Dr. Kimberly Ceci trains a nurse practitioner in telehealth at LifeLong Brookside San Pablo Health Center on April 27, 2020. Ceci says expanding Medi-Cal to undocumented seniors would improve their health outcomes.  (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

The single largest cut in Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal is payments to health care providers who treat low-income Californians on the state’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal. Guy talks about that with CalMatters reporter Kristen Hwang, as well as how the back-room budget negotiations at the state capitol are closely linked to the ballot measure campaigns going before voters in November.


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