School-Based Medicaid Perspective on California’s 2013-14 Budget

California’s 2013-14 budget bill and related legislation was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on June 27, 2013. The spending plan maintains a $1.1 billion reserve while detailing $96.3 billion in General Fund expenditures and total state spending of $145.3 billion.

While the budget does not include any provisions that directly impact California’s school Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) or Local Educational Agency (LEA) Billing Option programs, it does contain big changes for both California’s K-12 educational system and health delivery systems.

K-12 Education Highlights

  • Extends a previously enacted suspension of the state scoliosis screening mandate (Ch. 1107, Stats. 1984) through 2013-14
  • Funding levels for K-12 schools will increase by $1,045 per student through 2013-14
  • A new funding system, known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), will replace the previous funding system while working to address inequities in financing education for disadvantaged students throughout the state.
  • Read additional details in the 2013-14 budget summary on K-12 education:

Medi-Cal Highlights

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Read the complete 2013-14 California budget summary…

Read early analysis by the California Budget Project (CBP) on the 2013-14 California budget …