What is this campaign about?
This campaign urges Governor Gavin Newsom to consider a one-time relief package in 2023 to help California’s hospitals survive the immediate challenges, followed by structural rate increases to prevent future crises, and help protect access for Californians with the greatest health needs.
How does it align with yli’s values?
For low-income Californians who rely on Medi-Cal for coverage — two-thirds of whom are people of color — the situation is most dire. Communities with high Medi-Cal enrollment already suffer from a lack of health care providers, often relying on hospitals as their sole and primary care solution. With reduced services and outright closures looming, California’s most vulnerable, including people living in rural and underserved areas, will see their access to care evaporate if immediate fiscal state relief is not delivered.
Without help, cities and towns throughout the state are on track to lose vital community pillars of health care services and jobs: Madera, Visalia, Placerville, Porterville, Hollister, Bakersfield, Montebello, Humboldt County, all of Imperial County, pockets of Los Angeles, among other parts of California serving our most vulnerable youth and communities. Next year, even more hospitals could close.
This policy aligns with our Health Justice Platform, which envisions a world where everyone has access to healthcare.
What is yli doing about it?
We have just submitted a support letter, and we are showing our support on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Who else supports this campaign?
- This campaign is being spearheaded by Senator Anna Caballero