News Release

San Diego County Supervisors, Hospitals Urge Support for Legislation Protecting Patients from Medi-Cal Cuts to Skilled-Nursing Facilities
Cuts Would Cost San Diego County $17 million

SANTEE, Calif., May 3, 2013 – Citing the real impact cutting the safety net would have on the most vulnerable residents, San Diego County Supervisors Greg Cox and Dianne Jacob joined with local hospital leaders today to call on the California Legislature and Governor Brown to spare hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities and other health care providers from devastating Medi-Cal cuts.

Both Assembly Bill 900 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and Senate Bill 640 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) would reverse the Medi-Cal cuts that were enacted in 2011.