If the proposed budget cuts go through, 60,000 children stand to lose benefits. The LA county USC Medical Center is one of the nation’s busiest health care networks. One cut has already been passed which is a 10 percent reduction in fees to Medi-Cal providers effective July 1st, and it is already very difficult to find a physician or facility that will take Medi-Cal already, so this will not make it any better. "We're looking at a catastrophe being visited on 75 hospitals," Lott said. BD
Nurses, politicians and union leaders stood on the steps of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center on Thursday to decry proposed state budget cuts to health programs, which they called the biggest blow to hospitals in a quarter-century. Almost immediately, the more than $50 million in proposed cuts to the Los Angeles County health-care system would lead to longer emergency room lines at private hospitals, reduce the number of ambulances and slash services to the county's most needy residents, they warned.