09/25/2017

CDA urges Congress to oppose detrimental health care amendment


CDA along with the California Medical Association and California Hospital Association sent the following letter to members of the California congressional delegation asking them to oppose the Graham Cassidy Block Grant amendment to the American Health Care Act. This amendment would cost millions of Californians their health care coverage and cost the state tens of billions of dollars in federal funding. CDA remains committed to ensuring quality health care coverage for Californians. Read the letter here.



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