Over $3 Billion Dollars a Year to Provide Healthcare to Children, Seniors, and Working Families

Since 2009, the State of California has partnered with hospitals to secure billions of dollars per year in federal matching funds for Medi-Cal. This alliance ensures vital access to health care for nearly 7 million California children, providing essential health services such as medical check-ups, immunizations, important prescriptions, dental and vision care.
Your support of Prop 52 will extend this partnership.


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"Proposition 52 is a rare initiative for which there should be little debate or dissent…. In an election dominated by Donald Trump, the fight for control of Congress, gun control and marijuana legalization, Proposition 52 is an outlier. It doesn’t generate fierce debate. But Proposition 52 does make fiscal sense, and it is worthy of voters’ support.”



YES On Proposition 52 Earns Strong Support From Organized Labor

ABC23 News Bakersfield
September 6, 2016

The California Labor Federation, the State Building and Construction Trades Council, the California Teachers Association, the Teamsters, the California State Association of Electrical Workers, and United Food and Commercial Workers are among major labor organizations who have endorsed Proposition 52.



OUR VIEW: Vote YES on Prop. 52, hospital fees for Medi-Cal

The Bakersfield Californian
August 30, 2016

"The measure is a sound strategy for stabilizing revenue for public and private hospitals, and it ensures that the money will be spent on healthcare, rather than being ripped off by other state agencies."


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Dr. Hector Castillo, MD, says voting for Prop 52 will mean greater protections for vital Medi-Cal funding, and the health care services Medi-Cal provides to children, seniors, and working families.

Dr. Karen Boston, MD, sees Medi-Cal patients every day. Health care providers are united, she says, on the need for Proposition 52 and the protections it provides for her patients.

Dr. Margarita Angulo, DDS, says Prop 52 is vital to preserve quality health care for California’s most vulnerable citizens.

Dr. Hector Castillo, MD, has a busy family practice in Los Angeles. He explains the importance of Prop 52 in preserving access to health care for millions of Californians who are enrolled in Medi-Cal.

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Medi-Cal Works for Children

Studies show that investing in the health of uninsured children reaps benefits in their education, long-term health, and future earnings as an adult.

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A dedicated $4.3 billion for children’s health care pays for essential health benefits such as check-ups and hospital care.

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Fatima Morales, a policy and outreach associate with the nonprofit advocacy group Children Now, said California has made the right moves.

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A new study finds that children enrolled in Medi-Cal were "significantly more likely" to receive preventive medical and dental care and were less likely to experience out-of-pocket costs.

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Broad Consensus Behind Prop 52

Prop 52 is supported by more than 800 individuals and organizations, including 300 hospitals and healthcare districts, 84 community clinics, 50 health care associations, and 32 health systems.

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Sandy McBrayer, CEO, The Children's Initiative

"By generating $3 billion a year — federal funds the state would otherwise not receive — the Medi-Cal partnership is able to deliver higher quality, more accessible care, for millions of California kids. Better care means healthier kids who can stay in school.”

Dr. Donald Kearns, President/CEO, Rady Children's Hospital

“I want people to know how important this initiative is, because it has a lot to do with the future of pediatric health care in California, and that has a lot to do with the future of all of us in California. This is incredibly important for us, both as an institution and a community. Medi-Cal has been a savior for children in this state, but it has also made a huge difference in making health care more accessible to adults.”

Patricia Fong Kushida, President/CEO, California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

“Many people don’t realize that Medi-Cal is a critical factor in keeping workers healthy, on the job and out of the emergency room. That’s because it supports access to a level of care that would otherwise be out of reach for almost 1.5 million of our state’s working families.”