Opinion: Federal Budget Plan Hurts Calif. Health Centers
In a Sacramento Bee opinion piece, Carmela Castellano-Garcia -- president and CEO of the California Primary Care Association -- writes, "I am deeply concerned about proposed federal health care cuts." She writes, "This budget plan contains billions of dollars in cuts and includes a $1.3 billion cut in health centers nationwide," adding, "This is nearly a 50% cut in base funding and equals a loss of tens of millions of dollars to the health centers in California." She concludes, "I want to make it clear to our congressional leaders that our health centers and our patients are united, and we will fight this effort to gut our funding."
- "Viewpoints: Federal Budget Cuts Would Put Health of Californians at Risk" (Castellano-Garcia, Sacramento Bee, 3/2).