LHPC Statement on Newsom Budget Proposal
Thursday, January 10, 2019, Brianna Lierman, CEO of the Local Health Plans of California, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Newsom’s budget proposal.
“Gov. Newsom’s budget proposal puts real dollars behind his commitment to children, families and health. Local health plans are ready to expand Medi-Cal to all young adults, regardless of immigration status. This sends a strong statement to all Californians and across the country that all people should have equal access to care. It also means we will have fewer people getting basic health care services in an expensive ER setting.
“Local health plans applaud the overarching support and attention to improving many of social issues – homelessness, financial support for low income families, and access to early childhood education – which lead to better health for our state population.”
Local Health Plans of California (LHPC) is a statewide trade association that represents all 16 of the publicly managed, not-for-profit health plans that provide access to critical and comprehensive healthcare services for low-income populations enrolled in California’s Medicaid program, “Medi-Cal,” in 36 out of 58 counties in the state. With over 10 million enrollees, our plans serve approximately 70 percent of all Medi-Cal managed care beneficiaries. Our member plans cover more lives than 49 other states’ entire Medicaid programs.