CHA News Article

CHA Member Testifies on Behalf of DP/SNFs at Assembly Committee Hearing

Today, CHA member Molly Forrest, president/CEO of Los Angeles Jewish Home, testified on behalf of CHA and all distinct-part skilled-nursing facilities at an Assembly committee hearing about the devastating Medi-Cal cuts imposed by AB 97. At the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services hearing, Forrest explained why the AB 97 cuts, not yet implemented, should be rescinded, as proposed in AB 900 (Alejo, D-Salinas) and SB 640 (Lara, D-Bell Gardens). She testified that there are two parts to the Medi-Cal cuts that will make them impossible for facilities such as hers to sustain — an immediate rate cut reduced from 2008 rates plus the retroactive reduction, amounting to millions of dollars for Los Angeles Jewish Home alone.

CHA continues its campaign to stop the AB 97 cuts, reminding members of the June 4 rally at the State Capitol. All members are encouraged to send employees to join We Care for California, a statewide coalition of health care leaders, at this important rally to support AB 900 and SB 640. Information about the rally is attached.