Calls to Action

Urge Gov. Newsom to Sign SB 525

ACTION NEEDED Write to Gov. Gavin Newsom, urging him to sign Senate Bill (SB) 525, which provides a balanced approach to setting minimum wages for health care workers — supporting workers, protecting jobs, and preserving access to care in some of the state’s most vulnerable communities. This bill creates a reasonable walk-up of wages and […]

Urge Congress to Amend Bill to Preserve Access to Care 

ACTION NEEDED Call or email your U.S. representative and urge them to make changes to the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378). While the bill would delay Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts for two years, it also includes harmful Medicare payment cuts. Ask your representative to keep the Medicaid DSH cut relief and […]

Urge Legislators to Vote NO on SB 525, Protect Access to Care

ACTION NEEDED Write to your hospital’s state Assembly member and copy your state senator to ask them to VOTE NO on Senate Bill (SB) 525 (Durazo, D-Los Angeles). The current version of the bill would increase the statewide minimum wage for all workers — including contractors — in most health care settings to $21 in 2024 and […]

Call Your Legislators to Request Hospital Financial Relief from the State Budget

ACTION NEEDED The Legislature is wrapping up the budget process as it negotiates with the governor in time to meet the June 15 constitutional deadline to pass a balanced budget.   Hospitals throughout California continue to face severe financial distress that requires immediate one-time relief from the state budget to keep them open and ensure that communities have access to services. Additionally, long-term stabilization of Medi-Cal rates must be achieved through reauthorization of the managed care organization (MCO) tax […]

Urge Congress and CMS to Fix Inadequate Medicare Inpatient Payment Proposal

ACTION NEEDED Call or email your U.S. representative and urge them to sign a bipartisan letter asking Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to ensure next year’s Medicare payments to hospitals reflect the inflationary environment. CMS must take action to fix this inadequate payment proposal to more accurately reflect the cost […]

Urge Senators to Oppose Minimum Wage Bill, Protect Access to Care

ACTION NEEDED Write to your hospital’s state senator and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 525 (Durazo, D-Los Angeles). This bill would increase the statewide minimum wage for all workers — including contractors — in all health care settings to $25 starting in 2024. The minimum wage would increase also annually by 3.5% or the […]