I am in Washington, D.C. this week with other members of the Board to meet with Congressional leaders and The White House to discuss the priorities and challenges facing Los Angeles County, the largest County in the United States. The key issues that we need addressed on this advocacy trip include urging the House to oppose the proposal to cut Medicaid by $1.4 trillion over ten years and turn it into a block grant to the states. This would disadvantage both California and the County’s most vulnerable low income populations and jeopardize the County’s health safety-net system.
Additionally, the County is seeking to preserve federal funding support for crucial local law enforcement and multiagency, regional disaster first responder capability, and employment and training services to tens of thousands of people across the County!
Check out some videos and photos from my trip so far:
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