Latest ACA Repeal Effort is Devastating and Deliberately Anti-California

Health Access California emailed the following action-alert regarding the current effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a bill sponsored by GOP Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. The following message summarizes the bill perfectly and includes steps you can take today to fight the Graham-Cassidy bill and protect Medicaid. You can also visit the Health Access California website for...

CA Budget Deal Includes Historic Kids Expansion; But No Other Medi-Cal Restorations

Today in a joint press conference with California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, Governor Brown announced a budget deal that includes $40 million for a Medi-Cal expansion for low-income children regardless of immigration status. The expansion would be effective May 1, 2016 (four month later than the Legislature’s proposed start date). The...

Governor’s May Revise Spotlights Medi-Cal Enrollment, But Includes No New HHS Restorations

Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his May Revision of the State Budget for 2014-15, his spending plan for July 1 2014 through June 30, 2015, by trumpeting the strong and successful effort to cover more Californians in Medi-Cal coverage. “This is good news for California,” he started, referring to a $2.4 billion more in revenues since the January budget, before indicating how the money...