Calls to Action

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 […]

Urge Senators to Protect Access to Care, Vote No on SB 525

ACTION NEEDED Write and call members of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, urging them to oppose Senate Bill (SB) 525 (Durazo-D, Los Angeles), which would increase the minimum wage to $25 for all workers, including contractors, in all health care settings starting on Jan. 1, 2024. The minimum wage would also increase […]

Urge Elected Officials to Support Hospitals and the Communities They Serve

Hospitals throughout California are facing severe financial challenges that threaten patient care and put their communities at risk. Costs have skyrocketed, leading to hospital closures and reductions in services. Elected officials at the federal and state level need to hear directly from hospitals about the specific financial challenges they are facing, how they impact access […]

Urge Congress to Support Hospitals in Year-End Legislation

Congress is back in session to complete important legislative work before year’s end. Urge lawmakers to support hospitals in the final days of the current term to help mitigate the alarming fiscal deterioration facing California hospitals and health systems and in particular a temporary, per diem payment for hospitals caring for patients who are awaiting […]

Immediate Action Needed on CHA-SEIU Minimum Wage/Seismic Reform Proposal

With just under three weeks left in the 2022 legislative session, we need your help on two of the hospital field’s top priorities this year: workforce and 2030 seismic mandate reform.  CHA and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are together advancing a proposal to create long-term stability and predictability for hospitals and a path toward […]