SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Brian Dahle has been named to the Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee in the 2015-16 Second Extraordinary Session, replacing Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes.
The committee is negotiating reforms of California’s fees on Managed Care Organizations. Last year, federal regulators declared the state’s MCO fees ineligible for federal matching funds under the Medicaid program, creating a billion-dollar shortfall in the Medi-Cal system.
“I am fighting to keep rural hospitals open. I am determined to protect California’s taxpayers and insurance ratepayers, and ensure people can get to a doctor when they need one.” Dahle said. “It doesn't do anyone any good to have insurance if you can't have access to a hospital and quality care. I hope this special session of the Legislature will accomplish something to fix the healthcare system. I appreciate the Speaker and the Republican Leader for appointing me to this committee at this crucial time."