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Medi-Cal Funding Rally at the Capitol
June 2, 2015

Hospital leaders, doctors, health care workers and Medi-Cal recipients all gathered under a large tent on the west steps of the State Capitol to urge lawmakers to include increased Medi-Cal funding in the upcoming state budget negotiations.CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner spoke to 4,000 health care providers and supporters at the June 2 rally on the west steps of the State Capitol.CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner tells the gathered crowd that repealing cuts made to the Medi-Cal program in 2011 must be a high priority for state lawmakers.Dr. David Duong, an ER physician at UC San Francisco Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital, served as the emcee for the June 2 rally.SEIU-UHW President Dave Regan tells rally attendees that fully funding Medi-Cal is a “moral responsibility.”Rally attendees visited booths along “Medi-Cal Lane” to learn more about how the Medi-Cal program functions in different regions of the state.Doctors, health care workers and Medi-Cal recipients sent personalized messages to lawmakers urging them to increase Medi-Cal funding.Rally attendees signal their support for increased Medi-Cal funding during the June 2 rally at the State Capitol.

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