SFCCC Partner Health Centers,
Glide Health Services, Haight Ashbury-Walden House, Mission
Center, North East Medical Service, and
South of Market Health Center joined SFCCC and hundreds of clinics across California to take their
message to State Legislators.
350 people in attendance, health center community board members, staff and
patients joined to educate legislators and their key staff how damaging Governor
Brown’s proposal would be to the clinics’ 5M patients. Time and again, clinic
leaders explained how re-structuring the clinic Medi Cal
system would result in over $100M in loss in revenue. Leaders and patient
explained how access to care would be greatly diminished or lost, clinics would
be forced to close and new clinics sites planned for being open abandoned.
SFCCC and Clinic Leadership applauded the Governor for addressing the State
deficit, but reminded our elected officials that without healthy individuals
and families, cost of emergency rooms will skyrocket and people will miss work, resulting in loss State and Local tax