Prop 52

Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act

This act amends the hospital fee program established by the state legislature to ensure hospitals can unlock billions annually in federal matching funds for supplemental Medi-Cal payments. Existing law imposes fees on hospitals (for purpose of obtaining federal Medi-Cal matching funds) and directs those fees and federal matching funds to hospital-provided Medi-Cal health care services for uncompensated care provided by hospitals to uninsured patients and for children’s health coverage.

Bottomline: The Chamber SUPPORTS this proposition because it will establish permanent protections for the hospital fee program and ensure accountability in the state budget so that the funds are used for their intended purpose and not redirected to the general fund.