Media Statement

Historic Agreement Protects Hospital Services, Results in New Federal Funds to Improve Access to Care
by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association

A comprehensive agreement that will eliminate future Medi-Cal payment cuts to hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities, while also bringing in more than $10 billion in new federal Medicaid funds to California hospitals and provide $2.4 billion in additional revenue to the State General Fund has been reached between Legislative leaders, the Administration and the California Hospital Association (CHA).