Local Health Plans Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Budget Proposal
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Brianna Lierman, CEO of the Local Health Plans of California, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Newsom’s budget proposal:
“By expanding health coverage to all low-income adults, Governor Newsom and our Legislature are sending a strong statement to the rest of the nation that compassion and equity also make good budget sense. We are moving people whose only source of care has been expensive emergency rooms into a system of care that ensures access to a wide range of health care services. Local health plans stand ready to implement the vision of access to high-quality health care for all young adults.”
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.
Andrea Duarte, (818) 216-3063.