Governor’s Revised Budget Avoids Drastic Cuts but Misses Opportunities
May 11, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – Pete Manzo, President and CEO of United Ways of California made the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s Revised State Budget:
Today, Gov. Jerry Brown released his revised $183 billion budget, keeping close to his original January budget. This May Revise unfortunately, misses key opportunities to help move California’s children and families toward a more stable life while keeping on a track of fiscal responsibility.
American Health Care Act Puts Millions of Californians at Risk
May 4, 2017
The American Health Care Act passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives will have a devastating impact on California’s children and families. This new version of the bill is significantly worse than the previous version, which the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated would result in over 24 million Americans losing health insurance. Congress rushed this through before getting an independent analysis from CBO, which means that our nation’s leaders and their constituents have no idea how much worse it’s gotten and how many more people will lose coverage. At a minimum, we know that the bill guts Medicaid, cutting more than $800 billion over 10 years, and will cause at least 24 million more uninsured people within a decade. It will also expose everyone with private insurance, from their employer or purchased on their own, to discrimination for pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps on care.
Governor’s Budget Proposal Shows Commitment to Children and Families in Education, Health and Income in a Time of Uncertainty
January 10, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – Below is a statement from Peter Manzo, President and CEO, on behalf of United Ways of California (UWCA), regarding the Governor’s proposed budget release:
In a time of great uncertainty about federal budget commitments to California, United Ways of California understands the cautious nature of this proposal and is pleased to see the Governor’s commitment to continuing crucial support to families and children.
CA Sees Largest Decline of Uninsured Children In The Nation
October 27, 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA — California is leading the way in a national trend that has brought the child uninsured rate to a historic low, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The number of uninsured children in the state declined by 55 percent between 2013 and 2015 – the highest percentage point decline in the nation. That translates to an additional 371,000 children in the state now having insurance. California’s Children’s Health Coverage Coalitionagrees that this decline in uninsured children in the state is impressive.
“Our focus on the health of our children is a critical investment in the future of our state. When children get the coverage they need, they are more likely to grow up healthy, reach their full potential and become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Mayra Alvarez, President of The Children’s Partnership. “California embraced the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, creation of a marketplace, and targeted outreach to communities, and dramatically improved health coverage for children and families.”
California Reduces Number of Uninsured Latino Children
January 15, 2016
OAKLAND, CA – A report released today confirms California leads the nation in reducing the number of Latino children without health coverage. The report, Historic Gains in Health Coverage for Hispanic Children in the Affordable Care Act’s First Year*, notes that the uninsurance rate for California’s Latino children declined from 9.6 percent in 2013 to 6.8 percent in 2014. In California, where nearly half the children under the age of 18 are Latino, a focus on enrollment of Latino children is an especially high priority for advocates.
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