What is this bill about?
AB 1995 will ensure pregnant individuals, children, and people with disabilities can access the health care services that they need to stay healthy and thrive by eliminating their monthly Medi-Cal premiums.
How does it align with yli’s values?
Right now in California, over 535,000 low-income children, pregnant people, and people with disabilities are required to pay monthly premiums to continue their health care coverage through Medi-Cal. These monthly premiums create an additional economic burden for people already struggling financially, leading to some difficult choices, like whether to see a doctor or go to work to put food on the table, pay rent and bills, and care for children.
yli works directly with low-income youth of color across the state – many of whom are just one medical incident away from financial ruin. We strive everyday to support them to make positive change in their communities – but they must be healthy in order to take on the critical work of community change. Access to quality holistic and culturally appropriate health care is among the key issues our youth are fighting for (see our Health Justice Platform).
What is yli doing about it?
Who else supports this request?
- The Children’s Movement of California
- Western Center on Law & Policy