The House proposal would cost the state an estimated $6 billion in 2020, rising to $24.3 billion annually by 2027, according to a new analysis by state health officials. The state’s general fund would absorb most of the financial hit. Those who would be most affected are low-income people on Medi-Cal, according to a new study by UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education.
A press conference on potential losses for California is set for 11 a.m. at the state Capitol. Meanwhile, those opposed to the Republican proposal are expected to show up and protest in the home districts of California Republicans in the House, including Reps. Jeff Denham, David Valadao, Devin Nunes, Steve Knight, Ed Royce and Dana Rohrabacher. Organized by the Courage Campaign, a liberal activist network, many are expected to carry signs depicting the “grim reaper,” personifying death.