In Case You Missed It: Opinion: "AB 1250 is a vivid lesson in unintended consequences"

Friday, September 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In this Op-Ed published in the East Bay Times, the authors make vividly clear their concerns about the “unintended consequences” of Assembly Bill 1250 should it become law. AB 1250 would hurt counties and make it difficult for them to partner with the non-profit and private sectors to provide essential services to vulnerable members of the community.

Excerpted op-ed:

In government, good intentions frequently have unintended consequences. Unfortunately, many of these unintended consequences can have irreversible impacts, costing lives, chilling innovation and disintegrating community institutions that have reliably served our neighbors for decades. … [AB 1250] constructs an elaborate system that locks out the nonprofits and medical specialists that ensure that some of our community’s most vulnerable residents receive care. … AB 1250 is an existential threat to our local health care delivery systems. It’s a one-size-fits-all policy that solves no real problems and creates new ones. … No one wins when you decrease quality and access to services. …

Please click here to read the full op-ed in the East Bay Times jointly authored by Dan Geiger, director of the Human Services Alliance of Contra Costa and Jane Fischberg, president and CEO of Rubicon Programs, a nonprofit serving Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

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