UC Merced - Fresno Center
550 East Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 95929
California State Legislative Rural Caucus
The California State Legislative Rural Caucus is holding an informational briefing to learn about the experiences of physicians and their patients in rural areas, particularly in regard to Medi-Cal.
The California Medical Association (CMA) would like to encourage rural physicians and their patients to come out, attend and speak about their experiences with Medi-Cal. In particular, CMA encourages physicians to share how they would have been affected by the 10 percent reimbursement rate cuts approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, but recently enjoined by a U.S. District Court judge. As recent data shows, Medi-Cal patients already have a harder time getting access to health care than privately insured patients. These new cuts would have had drastic impacts on both providers and patients.
The Rural Caucus, chaired by Assemblymember Linda Halderman, M.D., (R-Fresno), is composed of members of the Senate and Assembly from both parties who represent rural California districts. The committee explores issues affecting residents of these areas.