Opinion Piece Warns Against Adult Day Health Care Cuts
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) proposal to eliminate the state's 312 Adult Day Health Centers as a way to reduce spending by $135 million ultimately will end up costing the state and have a "devastating impact on thousands of Californians," Castulo de la Rocha, president and CEO of AltaMed Health Services, a not-for-profit network of clinics in California, writes in a Capitol Weekly opinion piece. De la Rocha notes that a recent Lewin Group analysis found that the proposal would cost the state $51 million within the first year of the program's elimination and $72 million within 10 years. De la Rocha urges lawmakers to "look elsewhere to solve the state's budget problems."
- "New Report: Gov.'s Plan To Abolish Senior Program Is Flawed" (De la Rocha, Capitol Weekly, 5/27).