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MEDI-CAL PROGRAM. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Commencing fiscal year 1983-84, establishes appropriation limit for Medi-Cal program based on actual prior year combined federal state expenditures. Permits increased appropriations in subsequent years based on medical costs index increases. Requires state pay health care providers up to $500 per eligible recipient per year, with remaining cost paid through $500 deductible insurance contracts made by state on behalf of counties if suitable competitive bids received. If cost of medical care to eligible recipient does not exceed $500 per year, the recipient shall be paid by state difference between actual cost and $500. Contains other provisions. Fiscal impact on state and local governments: Due to uncertainties concerning this proposed measure, the Legislative Analyst and the Director of Finance advise that they are unable to determine what the fiscal effect of adoption would be on Medi-Cal program expenditures for health care services.
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Medi-Cal Program California Initiative 272 (1981).