California Healthline: Hospitals, Providers, Advocates Irked by What’s Left Out of Budget Revision

by David Gorn Health care stakeholders were not too pleased with Gov. Jerry Brown’s May budget revision released yesterday. Increased spending on Medi-Cal was an expected byproduct of Medi-Cal expansion, said Michele Stillwell-Parvensky, senior policy and communications associate for the Children’s Defense Fund California. What was unexpected was that a number of axed programs and budget … Continue reading

California Healthline: Brown’s Revised Budget Includes Additional $1.2B for Medi-Cal

On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) released a revised fiscal year 2014-2015 budget proposal that includes an additional $1.2 billion in Medi-Cal funding to account for about 800,000 new beneficiaries who qualified for the program before the expansion under the Affordable Care Act, HealthyCal reports. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program (Weintraub, HealthyCal, 5/13). Background Brown on Tuesday released his revised … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR PROPOSED BUDGET REVISIONS KEEPS TIGHT LID ON INCREASED NEW SPENDING

  No New Proposals to Restore Health and Human Service Programs Including Early Start No Changes Proposed to Governor’s January IHSS Federal Over-Time Proposals That Cap IHSS Worker Hours to 40 Hours Per Week Public Stakeholder Conference Call Briefing on Budget Revisions By CA Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dooley at 2 PM Today … Continue reading

California Healthline: Brown’s $96.4B Revised Budget Expects More Medi-Cal Spending

On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) released his revised budget proposal for fiscal year 2013-2014, the New York Times reports. The revised $96.4 billion spending plan is a $1.3 billion reduction from the initial spending plan that Brown announced in January (Onishi, New York Times, 5/14). The governor said economic growth has been slower than he previously expected because of federal budget … Continue reading

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