Adult day care funding scuttled
June 14, 2013
A plan to reinstate state budget funding for adult day care centers has been abandoned after the bill’s author refused to accept suggested amendments. (Sacramento Bee)
Mariko Yamada, a Democrat from Yolo County, declined to remove wording in the proposal which would have allowed for-profit organizations to participate. She said she objected to “making a profit off the public dollar.”
Supporters of the amendment thought the for-profit entities could have “filled a void,” according to Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles.
Adult care center funding was removed two years ago by Gov. Jerry Brown in a cost-saving measure. This renewed action was an effort to reinstate that Medi-Cal funding.
The bill died in the Senate Health Committee without a motion after blasting through earlier committee hearings.