In Case You Missed It: California's Hospitals Weigh in on AB 1250

Monday, August 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Criticisms continue to pour in on Assembly Bill 1250, a blatant political power grab by two of the largest labor unions in California. The legislation will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee today.

Meanwhile, the California Hospital Association, the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, and Providence St. Joseph Health weigh in on the bad policy of AB 1250.

In an Op-Ed published in Capitol Weekly, C. Duane Duaner, president and CEO of the California Hospital Association, shares that AB 1250 “… threatens to dismantle the care hospitals provide to patients who are covered through county-funded programs…” and “…paints a bleak future marked by huge gaps in service, along with increased taxpayer costs…”

Please click here to read the entire Op-Ed in Capitol Weekly.

Erica Murray, president and CEO of the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems submitted an opposition letter stating that AB 1250 “… could undermine public health care systems’ ability to provide accessible, high quality patient care to millions of our community residents.”

Please click here to read the entire opposition letter from CAPH.

Lastly, Providence St. Joseph Health, which serves Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Humboldt, Sonoma, and Napa counties, “strongly opposes AB 1250” citing “… devastating effect on local health, mental health, and human services.”

Please click here to read the entire opposition letter from Providence St. Joseph Health.

Please click here to learn more about the list of opposition against AB 1250 and what others are saying about the legislation.