Media Statement

California Hospitals Implore Legislators to Protect Seniors by Reversing Medi-Cal Cuts
by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association

California’s seniors deserve the best possible care, including access to hospital-based skilled- nursing facilities.  These services are being threatened, however, by looming Medi-Cal cuts. California’s seniors deserve the best possible care, including access to hospital-based skilled- nursing facilities.  These services are being threatened, however, by looming Medi-Cal cuts. Today’s action by the Senate Appropriations Committee to put Assembly Bill 900 (Alejo, D-Salinas) on the Suspense File, while expected, endangers frail and elderly Medi-Cal patients who are being cared for in these specialized hospital units.

 

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