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SB 1124 (Hernandez) Vetoed by the Governor


CANHR is more than saddened that Governor Brown decided to veto SB 1124 (Hernandez) - a bill that would have offered great relief for many Medi-Cal beneficiaries who worry about losing their family homes. While the short term savings - $15 million according to the Governor's budget folks - amount to less than .05% of the overall Medi-Cal budget, the long term consequences of this veto include the destabilization of low income communities, who are the primary targets of Medi-Cal recovery. Forcing the children of Medi-Cal beneficiaries to sell the family home or to sign "voluntary liens" at annual 7% interest rates is simply bad public policy.

Governor's veto message

This bill has been reintroduced for the 2015 legislative session. SB 33 (Hernandez) is essentially the same as SB 1124 and will probably be heard in mid-March. CANHR will send information about this bill soon.

 


 

Page Last Modified: December 29, 2014