2020-2021 Proposed Budget: Impacts on Health Care Coverage and Cost Containment
Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the California 2020-21 State Budget announced on May 14, 2020 includes significant cuts to health, education, and other vital services in order to address the budget deficit caused by the COVID-19 crisis. After starting the year with a surplus and significant investments proposed in health and human services, the revised budget seeks to close the now estimated $54 billion state deficit with a combination of rainy day funds, deferrals, and deep cuts to programs.
Health Access Budget Advocacy (2020-21)
- 2020 Budget Scorecard
- Summary Fact Sheet: Major Cuts to Health Care in California’s Proposed 2020-21 Budget, Curtailing Access to Care for Millions in a Pandemic (May 22, 2020)
- Detailed Fact Sheet: Health Care Impacts of Governor’s May Revision of the Post COVID-19 California 2020-21 State Budget (May 22, 2020)
- Health Access Letter: Health Care Budget Decisions to Protect California Consumers in Response to COVID-19 (April 14, 2020)
- FACT SHEET: Proposed Budget (Jan 2020)