CSAC Bulletin Article

County Associations Send Joint Letter to Congress on ACA Repeal

January 19, 2017

A group of California county associations sent a letter to members of Congress expressing their concerns on the potential dire effect of repealing the Affordable Care Act without a suitable comprehensive replacement that ensures market and delivery stability and continued coverage for more than 14 million Californians. The following groups signed onto the letter:

  • The California State Association of Counties
  • The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
  • County Health Executives Association of California
  • County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California
  • County Welfare Directors Association of California
  • County Medical Services Program

CSAC is working with a wide range of organizations on the impacts of the ACA and developing federal, state, and local strategies to build a coalition around maintaining the safety net. The focus with county affiliates is on data gathering and joint advocacy efforts. In addition, CSAC is in contact with key health advocacy organizations, including Health Access and SEIU.

CSAC and our member counties will also be traveling to Washington, D.C. in February for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference and will be advocating on this issue. To further this national effort, our federal lobbyists are coordinating with other state associations to devise a multi-state strategy for urging a timely replacement of the ACA.

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