CPEHN Statement on Veto of AB 2275 (Arambula)

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SACRAMENTO – Today, CPEHN released the following statement from Executive Director Sarah de Guia:

“We are deeply disappointed in the Governor’s veto of Assembly Bill 2275 (Arambula).

Health plans have reaped significant financial rewards for serving Californians in Medi-Cal. Yet, despite what the Governor’s veto might imply, for Californians on Medi-Cal, health outcomes are still different because of your ZIP code, your race, gender, or what language you speak. California cannot afford to squander its investments in Medi-Cal and expanding access to care.
Federal standards of care are extremely low, a baseline for every state regardless of size or needs. California should aim higher to ensure the wellbeing of the 1 in 3 residents who rely on Medi-Cal.
Everyone deserves quality health care and the opportunity to lead a healthier life. We remain resolved to working with our partners and legislative leaders to make that a reality for all Californians.”