Jennifer Kent, director of the Department of Health Care Services, answers questions about a bill by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, right, to restructure California’s health plan taxes during a hearing Feb. 10 in Sacramento. The measure proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown would impose a tax on managed care health plans to meet federal law and allow California to receive $1.35 billion in federal funding for Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance plan for the poor.
Jennifer Kent, director of the Department of Health Care Services, answers questions about a bill by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, right, to restructure California’s health plan taxes during a hearing Feb. 10 in Sacramento. The measure proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown would impose a tax on managed care health plans to meet federal law and allow California to receive $1.35 billion in federal funding for Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance plan for the poor. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Jennifer Kent, director of the Department of Health Care Services, answers questions about a bill by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, right, to restructure California’s health plan taxes during a hearing Feb. 10 in Sacramento. The measure proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown would impose a tax on managed care health plans to meet federal law and allow California to receive $1.35 billion in federal funding for Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance plan for the poor. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press

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Andy Vidak: A despicable health care tax hike scheme

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