Governor Brown released his proposed budget for 2017-18 yesterday. In the midst of uncertainty about Federal funding for the Affordable Care Act and the Medicaid program, Governor Brown chose to stand firm about maintaining California's Medi-Cal expansion and the relatively new state funded Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented children.
While we applaud this signal that California will try to maintain the progress in health coverage for Californians we recognize that by the time of the Governor's May revision of the budget, changes in the Federal situation could lead to unfortunate changes in the Governor's forecast.
For now, our duty is to continue to let our policy makers know that we cannot go back on the gains in health coverage. To keep up to date and weigh in on important news about budget and policy matters that impact the state of health care in California, please join California Health +Advocates: