CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates is dedicated to advancing the mission of community health centers through state and federal advocacy. We advocate on behalf of more than 1,370 community health centers who provide care to 1 in 6 Californians. We have a robust legislative agenda that includes issue areas such as improving access to care, promoting and protecting California's workforce, and more.
The 340B Drug Discount Program
Governor Newsom released his 2019-20 Revised Budget earlier last week, which continues to direct the Department of Health Care Services to transition pharmacy services in Medi-Cal managed care to fee-for-service. While we support Governor Newsom's healthcare agenda and appreciate his strong desire to lower the cost of prescription drugs, his current proposal will effectively eliminate savings from the 340B Drug Discount Program. This will be devastating for California's community health centers and the nearly 7 million patients they serve.
CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates is committed to ensuring the resources health centers need, which today come from 340B savings, remain. To learn more about our efforts on 340B and for additional resources, click the button below.
CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates 2020 Sponsored Bills
Senate Bill 66 (Atkins) Same Day Visits
Assembly Bill 2644 (Wood) – Streamlining Expansion of Primary Care Facilities
Assembly Bill 2007 (Salas) – Telehealth
For more information on the State Budget or sponsored bills please contact Beth Malinowski, Director of Government Affairs, at Beth@healthplusadvocates.org.