Class-Action Suit Seeks To Block Cuts to Adult Day Health Care
Last week, California seniors and disabled residents filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to block recent state cuts to adult day health care services, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
Lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) reduced funding for the adult day health care program by $28.1 million when they passed a budget revision package last month.
This week, the state is scheduled to cut services in the program from five days per week to three.
Advocates say the cuts would jeopardize the health and safety of nearly 8,000 participants.In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs ask the U.S. District Court of Northern California to prevent the cuts from taking effect. They also call for officials to assess beneficiaries and determine whether they qualify for replacement services (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 8/21). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.