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Sacramento-Based Community Benefit Programs Say AB 975 Would Threaten Funding For Vital Services
The Wall Street Journal

In a new online video released today, representatives from two Sacramento-based community benefit programs that receive funding from local non-profit hospitals shared how their patients and clients would be impacted under proposed legislation that threatens charity care funding. “I think the basic safety net would be devastated,” said Dr. Jonathan Porteus, CEO of WellSpace Health. “What communities need is to transform their safety net into a safety blanket. And most communities like Sacramento County lack a real blanket of care for low-income people. Community benefit is the thing that has helped us build that blanket of care more than anything else.”