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Medi-Cal Rates

June 30, 1988

In your otherwise excellent editorial "Health on the Line" (June 18), you have left out one state health-funding priority--that of increasing fees for doctors and other service providers who accept Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal is the health system for low-income disabled, infants, children and seniors. The provider fees are now so low that most doctors will no longer accept Medi-Cal. Therefore, many Medi-Cal recipients (particularly those who need specialist doctors) are going without any care.

It is time to stop the slow death of Medi-Cal and end this pointless human suffering by raising Medi-Cal provider rates now.

CHRISTINA KEEFFER

President,

Westside Self Advocates

SALLY LUCAS, Vice President

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