CMA Statement on Governor Newsom’s Revised Budget

May 10, 2024

Tanya W. Spirtos, M.D., the president of the California Medical Association (CMA), issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s revised State budget:

“The California Medical Association expresses deep disappointment in the Governor's proposal to reverse course when it comes to investment in the Medi-Cal system that provides coverage to one in every three Californians and half our state’s children and in building the health care workforce. During challenging fiscal times, meaningful access to health care becomes even more critical in sustaining healthy and productive communities and driving our economy forward. Difficult budget decisions are ahead, but we cannot afford to miss the generational opportunity before us to establish an equitable health care system and finally attain true access to care for Californians. CMA, alongside our coalition of hospitals, emergency responders, dentists, and health care workers, is committed to working with the Legislature and the Administration to ensure the final state budget protects access to health care for all Californians, both now and in the future."

Contact: Shannan Velayas
(916) 271-2867


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