PEACH Applauds Governor’s Proposals to Expand Health Coverage and Integrate Physical and Behavioral Health

URGES GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE TO REVISIT SUPPORT FOR SAFETY NET HOSPITALS ON FRONT LINES OF CA’S  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS 

Private Essential Access Community Hospitals (PEACH), California’s association of community safety net hospitals, applauds Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May Revision budget proposals that would expand Medi-Cal coverage, make Covered California health coverage more affordable for low- and middle-income Californians, and integrate physical and behavioral health. PEACH urges the Governor and Legislature to make budget investments in California’s hospital safety net through Proposition 55 or other funds, to ensure they can continue providing critical acute and emergent behavioral health care services to underserved populations statewide.

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