Legislative and Stakeholder Proposals heard in Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services heard items related to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

Several Assembly Members presented legislative proposals involving CDPH on topics including a Parkinson’s Disease Registry, a health and human services grant program for boys and men of color, Valley Fever data collection, and Sickle Cell treatment centers. As the May Revised budget is expected this month, discussion on these proposals was brief and all the items were held open.

Related to DHCS, Subcommittee members heard a handful of stakeholder proposals related to Medi-Cal budgeting and programming, including the elimination of the New Qualified Immigrant (NQI) Wrap, delay of FQHC alternative payment methodology pilot, and expansion of Medi-Cal coverage of beneficiaries up to age 26. Similarly, all items related to DHCS were held open.

The agenda from the subcommittee hearing is available here.