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Capitol Chat: MCO Tax Update

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Alan Cordova / Flickr

The California legislature finally passed a bill to prevent a $1.1 billion hole in California's health care budget. The “managed care organization” (MCO) tax brings in federal funds for Medi-Cal, California’s health care program for the poor.

The federal government says the state’s current structure is no longer acceptable, and must be fixed by the end of June for the state to keep getting the money.

Capital Public Radio State Government Reporter Ben Bradford has been covering the story and can explain what Democrats exchanged for Republican support of the new tax.


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Ben Bradford

Former State Government Reporter

As the State Government Reporter, Ben covered California politics, policy and the interaction between the two. He previously reported on local and state politics, business, energy, and environment for WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Read Full Bio 

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