News Release

New Study by Economist and Former Finance Director Tom Campbell Shows Access to Care At Risk from Mandates
Thousands of Californians Could be Shut Out From Needed Health Care if Legislation Is Passed

(SACRAMENTO – January 16, 2014) – Former Congressman and State Finance Director Tom Campbell released results today of a new study that warns that thousands of Californians could be shut out of the health care they need, even if they have health coverage, if new regulations and mandates are approved by the state Legislature.  

Campbell, working in partnership with the Berkeley Research Group and the California Hospital Association (CHA), found that new mandates, such as those contained in Assembly Bill (AB) 975, would put pressure on the state budget, reduce public access to health care, and threaten successful implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Interview with Tom Campbell