In the Governor's proposed budget, the state would pay many of these clinics less, and in a different fashion.
CASTELLANO-GARCIA: "They call it payment reform, but really it's a budget cut."
Carmela Castellano-Garcia is from the California Primary Care Association. She says they're open to discussing payment reform, but the governor's proposal would require change too quickly.
CASTELLANO-GARCIA: "It would have a very disruptive impact on clinics ability to function and be able to continue to provide services at the same level."
Norman Williams of the California Department of Health Care Services says the Governor's budget proposal would lift restrictions so that clinics could operate more efficiently and cost effectively.
The governor's proposal is also unpopular with lawmakers. It has bipartisan opposition and was rejected by budget subcommittees in each house.