Our friends at Children Now invite you to join Stand for Kids, a pediatricians advocacy group is holding 4 rallies this week to protest budget cuts on the state and federal levels that will have huge impacts on the health of children. Children, like seniors, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable populations are likely to be hit with a “double whammy” of cuts in state and federal budget proposals.
Last month’s $12 billion in state budget cuts will hurt California’s children through cuts to Medi-Cal, First Five, and Healthy Families. And a proposal from Washington would cut another $480 billion from Medicare and Medicaid across the country. The state is also now considering additional cuts to achieve a $15.4 billion reduction target.
Rallies are planned across the state:
ORANGE COUNTY – On 4/26 (TBD) at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), in partnership with UC Irvine; contact Dr. Lisa Hoang at lhoang@CHOC.ORG for more information.
LOS ANGELES – On 4/27 at noon at UCLA, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Greater Los Angeles and KaiserPermanenteLos AngelesMedicalCenter; contact Dr. Tumaini Coker at email@example.com for more information.
PALO ALTO – On 4/27 at 12:15pm, right next to the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital; contact Dr. Lisa Chamberlain at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SAN FRANCISCO – On 4/27 at 12:30pm at both UCSF (in front of Medical Sciences Building) and San Francisco General Hospital (on the sidewalk near the ER entrance); contact Dr. Amy Beck at BeckA@peds.ucsf.edu for more information.
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