Opinion: Brown Veto of ADHC Replacement Unexpected
In a Lake County News opinion piece, Assembly member Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) writes that all Assembly Democrats supported Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) budget proposal to eliminate the adult day health care program "with the understanding" that he would sign a bill (AB 96) creating "a 'step-down' alternative" to the program. However, Brown "unexpectedly" vetoed the bill, according to Yamada, adding, "There is no doubt that the destruction of the ADHC program will result in increased 911 calls, hospital emergency room visits, nursing home placements, and investigations for abuse and neglect."
- "Yamada: Nursing Home Nightmares Recur as California Enables More Customers" (Yamada, Lake County News, 9/27).