San Francisco Clinics Attend Day the Capitol

SFCCC Partner Health Centers, Glide Health Services, Haight Ashbury-Walden House, Mission Neighborhood Health 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.

With over 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 revenues.