Obamacare Repeal Carries Big Hit to CA Budget

Mar 22, 2017

Congressional Republicans have long clamored for change in federal health care laws. Now that their actual proposals are moving toward a vote, Health and Finance officials in Sacramento have been able to detail how the replacement plan would affect California. And it’s not a pretty picture.

One of the programs of Medicaid in California is In-Home Support Services, which is facing an additional 6% cut in funding under the current version of the American Health Care Act. Jennifer Kent, Director of the state Department of Health Care Services, explains that multi-billion dollar program aids nearly half a million of the most vulnerable people in the state, while supporting their independence from institutional care. It also provides employment for another 500,000 Californians.