First Casualties

I meant to call attention to this story last week:

A bunch of employees were laid off at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Mayhem ensued. Appointments, surgeries cancelled. Uncancelled. Patients stranded everywhere. The culprit: 10% Medi-Cal rate reductions, which went into effect Tuesday July 1.

While the budget conference committee on Thursday mostly restored these cuts, those restorations are *contingent* on there being more revenues. So if we don’t have more revenues — we can expect more of this….

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