Coordinated Care Initiative and In-Home Supportive Services
Next Thursday, the Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services, chaired by Senator Richard Pan will be hearing Department of Social Services items, including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI). The Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services will hear IHSS on Wednesday, March 8.
CHEAC has taken an oppose position on the Governor’s elimination of CCI and the IHSS MOE, which would shift roughly $623 million in costs in 2017-18 from the state to counties. That amount is expected to grow to roughly $1.6 billion by 2022-23. A shift in costs of this magnitude would have adverse impacts on 1991 Realignment funds and particularly funding dedicated to public health and indigent health funding.
CHEAC has signed onto a coalition letter with CSAC and our other county partners. Both the coalition letter and the CHEAC opposition letter can be viewed on our budget advocacy page.
Additionally, CHEAC, CWDA, CBHDA and CSAC hosted a joint webinar on 1991 Realignment to provide a greater understanding of the interaction between CCI, IHSS and 1991 Realignment. A recording the webinar and the slides can be found here.