Join Us in Protecting the Healthcare Safety Net…
We support a state expansion of Medi-Cal and believe California must act quickly so the state does not miss the opportunity to receive 100 percent federal funds to expand health care services for this population by January 1. Implementing federal health reform provides an opportunity to cover as many uninsured as possible, while protecting and improving the local health care safety net.
Unfortunately, a state budget proposal to redirect up to $1.5 billion in current county health funding to other state obligations, including child care, would significantly erode county health care programs and services.
We are part of a growing coalition of consumer groups, labor, public hospitals, clinics and other health providers and advocates who are opposed to this budget proposal and who are working to implement health care reform in a way that covers as many uninsured as possible and protects the county health care safety net.
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