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1. Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to severely cut state health care funding for poor, sick people will end up killing some of them, health-care advocates contend, according to the Chron. The governor’s proposal includes limiting doctor’s visits for people on MediCal to ten per year, which would save the state $200 million annually. But critics say the restrictions could doom some patients. They note, for example, that dialysis patients need go to the doctor up to three times a week. “A lot of these recommendations will lead to the most dire of consequences – that people will lose their lives,” said East Bay Democratic state Senator Mark DeSaulnier, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that is reviewing the health cuts.