Governor Brown’s budget proposes to eliminate the Healthy Families Program — which provides health coverage for 875,000 children. He proposes to transfer their care to the Medi-Cal system that is already overburdened. This proposal will harm children’s ability to access the health care and services they need in a timely way.
Take action today to help save health care for children – take three minutes now to call Senators Mark DeSaulnier and Mark Leno, who are members of the Senate Budget Committee, and urge them to reject the Governor’s proposal. Phone numbers and a short script are provided below.
Senator Mark DeSaulnier: 916-651-4007
Senator Mark Leno: 916-651-4003
“Hi my name is […]. I am calling to urge the Senator to reject the Governor’s proposal to cut the Healthy Families Program and transfer coverage for 875,000 children to Medi-Cal.”
Need more background? Here is an article from HealthCal.org that provides more details. http://www.healthycal.org/archives/8688