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Governor Newsom's proposed expansion of Medi-Cal coverage to California's undocumented seniors

| May 18, 2021 | California

As part of his “May Revise” budget proposal announced Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom included a proposal to provide Medi-Cal benefits to low-income adults over 60. This change is estimated to cost about $1 billion per year and would extend coverage to 89,000 undocumented Californians.     This expanded eligibility...[ Read More ]

LAO report digs into details of Newsom’s homelessness proposals

Emily Boerger | Feb 11, 2021 | California

A recent report from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) finds that instead of relying on one-time funding solutions to address homelessness, California would benefit from a clear, long-term strategy. The report dives into the proposals related to homelessness in Gov. Newsom’s recent budget proposal and poses key questions that legislators...[ Read More ]

LAO estimates Medi-Cal spending will increase 14.2% in FY 2021-22

Emily Boerger | Nov 19, 2020 | California

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) estimates Medi-Cal general fund spending will increase 14.2%  in fiscal year 2021-22, resulting in a $25.9 billion general fund price tag. LAO released these latest projections on Wednesday as part of its 2021-22 Fiscal Outlook.     LAO’s fiscal outlook assumes California’s economic conditions will...[ Read More ]

“Issues for legislative consideration” for the Mental Health Services Act

Emily Boerger | Dec 30, 2019 | California

In a report to the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) outlined “issues for legislative consideration” related to the Mental Health Services Act. The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) provides funding to public community mental health through a 1% tax on incomes over...[ Read More ]