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Medi-Cal Will Cover Doulas at More Than Twice California’s Initial Proposed Rate

3 months 1 week ago
Under a budget passed by California lawmakers, the state will pay nonmedical workers who assist in pregnancy and labor up to $1,154 per birth through Medi-Cal, which is up significantly from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s initial offer of $450. Though it’s more than what most other states pay, many doulas say it falls short of the $3,600 they sought.
Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
3 hours 6 minutes ago
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