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Medi-Cal will cover doulas at more than twice California’s initial proposed rate

By Kaiser Health News  
   June 23, 2022

California will cover doula services for low-income residents at more than twice the state's initial proposed rate under a spending plan lawmakers passed last week. Some advocates welcomed the new benefit in Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid health insurance program, as a step toward professionalizing this group of nonmedical birth workers.

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