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Cal Knight: Cost panel would cripple Californians’ health care
Op/Ed: The Mercury News

At a time when California is leading the nation by expanding health care coverage, our state’s elected leaders must work to help, not hurt, the progress we’ve made over the last decade.

That’s why legislators should reject Assembly Bill 3087, which would lead to drastic cuts in health care services, eliminate thousands of health care jobs and harm patient access to care throughout the state.

AB 3087, introduced by Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, would throw our health care system into turmoil, causing California’s hospitals to lose an estimated $18 billion annually. In our region, local health care providers may be forced to dismantle programs and scale back vital patient care services that we provide to the community.