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Clinics Say California’s New Medicaid Drug Program Will Force Them to Cut Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s sweeping new program to buy prescription drugs for its nearly 14 million Medicaid patients has alarmed health clinics that say they will lose money and have to cut services. Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged Monday that some clinics, which serve the poorest Californians, would lose funding, and he included $105 million for them in the 2022-23 proposed state budget he unveiled in the state capital.  But the allocation falls far short of what clinic officials say they need to keep critical health care services funded in some of California’s neediest areas. California’s federally qualified health centers, which operate more...

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