Health care leaders are praising Gov. Gavin Newsom after he signed a budget bill that expands Medi-Cal services for low-income women diagnosed with postpartum depression from two months post-birth to a full year post-birth. The expansion will help those without health insurance and undocumented immigrants who are ineligible for full Medi-Cal benefits. Reaction from health care leaders:
SACRAMENTO (June 21, 2019) —“Caring for the sick and healing the injured is a mission that does not consider the immigration status of those who need help,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “This principle is core to the mission of California’s hospitals. We are and will always remain a safe haven for those who need our care and will never ask a person’s immigration status. There is a special trust between patients and those who care for them. Our doors are always open and no one should ever be afraid to seek care because they fear deportation.”
SACRAMENTO (February 12, 2019) — Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address Tuesday demonstrated his ongoing commitment to the physical and mental well-being of Californians. This is a priority shared by California’s more than 400 hospitals as they work to ensure all Californians have access to the care they need and deserve.
California’s hospitals support the key recommendations in a new report from the California Future Health Workforce Commission that calls for expanded education and training, greater diversity, and more capacity for our state’s health care workforce.
Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-2020 budget, which calls for critical and timely investments to address many of California’s long-standing health issues, is one that should be supported by all who care about the health of Californians.
Among the key proposals:
The California Hospital Association (CHA) is pleased by today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). California’s hospitals have long supported the goal of expanding coverage to the uninsured. Today’s ruling means that California will continue to make progress towards this goal.