Alameda County Board President Wilma Chan has brought together health care advocates, labor leaders, and elected representatives to launch the Fight for Medi-Cal Campaign. The regional campaign created the Fight for Medi-Cal website: www.FightForMediCal.org that allows Alameda County residents to share their stories, find resources, and join together to send the message to Congress that the residents of Alameda County oppose cuts or caps to Medicaid and repeal of the ACA.
Your voice can make a difference. Please join Alameda County’s Fight for Medi-Cal Campaign, and tell Congress why affordable, quality health care matters to you.
On December 6, 2016, the Alameda County Board of Supervisor adopted Resolution Number 2016-370 opposing the repeal of The Affordable Care Act (ACA)—commonly called Obamacare. It resolves that the Alameda County Board of Supervisors:
- Urges the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government to build on the many successes of the Affordable Care Act and to work to improve the ACA instead of repealing it; and
- Urges the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government to acknowledge reports from multiple agencies of the Federal Government which have factually proven that year-to-year rises in the overall cost of health care in the United States decreased in the years following the passage and major implementations of the ACA, and that solvency for the Medicare trust fund has substantially increased since the passage and major implementations of the ACA; and
- Directs Alameda County personnel to seek all opportunities to work with Federal, State, County and local leaders representing California residents to fight against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and further regressive policy proposals by leaders of the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government to reduce funding for Medicaid and Medicare in the proposed implementations of block grants, privatization schemes, and other methods.
Are you concerned about how much your increase in monthly health insurance premium cost would be? Check out this interactive map!
For more information and to sign up for campaign updates, please visit:www.FightForMediCal.org