The Legislature and the Governor’s agreement through the Budget Act of 2022 demonstrates a commitment to addressing the most pressing needs of Californians, while simultaneously planning for growing economic uncertainty. Investments include a $17 billion inflation relief package, as well as investing in the Governor and the Legislatures’ shared commitments to addressing the climate crisis, and providing significant funding for infrastructure, transportation, education, housing, and healthcare. The 2022-23 state budget reaffirms California’s commitment to defending reproductive rights and access to reproductive health care in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. We are heartened by the values expressed through these investments, along with the commitment to fully expanding Medi-Cal to adults ages 26-49 regardless of immigration status by January 2024; deep investments in the healthcare workforce; an expansion of behavioral health services; and the release of final trailer bill language to make Medi-Cal telehealth payment permanent.
CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates has developed a budget summary with CHC impact. To read, please click here .
Bills of Interest