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Medi-Cal Healthier California for All Initiative

The Newsom Administration unveiled a comprehensive, multi-year approach to improving Medi-Cal in the fall of 2019. The Medi-Cal Healthier California for All proposal (formerly CalAIM) is the framework for California’s approach to the renewal of the 1115 and 1915B federal waivers, both of which expire in 2020. Medi-Cal Healthier California for All includes 22 distinct proposals, many of which impact counties.

Advocate for Local Investment and Flexibility

In 2020, UCC will:

  • Support opportunities for bolstering county hospitals and health systems via Medi-Cal Healthier California for All and other initiatives.
  • Support opportunities to reduce administrative burdens and streamline funding for behavioral health as part of Medi-Cal Healthier California for All.
  • Oppose elimination of Targeted Case Management (TCM) and explore opportunities for revenue replacement for TCM.

County Advocacy Letter on IHSS

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a Medi-Cal based program that is funded by county, state and federal dollars. This program's goal is to allow low income aged, blind, and disabled persons, including children, who are at risk for out-of-home placement, to remain safely at home by providing payment for care provider services.

Attached is an advocacy letter opposing the IHSS United Domestic Workers/American Federation of School County and Municipal Employees (UDW/AFSCME) budget proposal. The UDW/AFSCME is proposing to increase the penalties on counties without collective bargaining agreements from 1% to 7% of the county IHSS MOE.

Advocacy Letter

County Advocacy Letter on Medicare and Medicaid Services

Attached is an advocacy letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Department, expressing our deep concerns on the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR) proposal that was released. This proposal would jeopardize access to coverage for millions of low income Californians by unsettling the program's financial underpinning. 

Advocacy Letter