Media Statement

California’s Hospitals Applaud Bipartisan Action by Assembly Health Committee Supporting AB 900
by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association

The California Hospital Association (CHA) applauds today’s bipartisan 17-0 vote by the Assembly Health Committee to approve AB 900, which would reverse devastating Medi-Cal cuts to health care providers.  Although these reductions amount to a 10 percent reduction for doctors and most other health care providers, the payment cuts are much deeper – averaging 25 percent or greater – for hospital-based skilled-nursing units.