CHA News Article

CHA Places Ad in Sacramento Bee

As part of CHA’s ongoing advocacy efforts to protect health care coverage for all, CHA today placed a full-page ad in the Sacramento Bee. The ad urges the U.S. Senate to reject the proposed health care bill, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

California has covered 4 million children, seniors and working families through the expansion of Medi-Cal, and an additional 1.4 million Californians have purchased insurance through Covered California. Today, 91 percent of Californians have health care coverage. Those gains in coverage, however, are now at risk. 

If the Senate bill is enacted, it would cut more than $800 billion from the federal Medicaid program. These cuts would disproportionately impact states such as California that expanded health care coverage for those in need. The resulting impact in California would be severe, taking away billions of dollars in coverage for care provided by hospitals and other providers to our most vulnerable patients.

CHA’s message is clear:  Health Care Coverage Matters.