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DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • AD68 (Tustin): added businesswoman Michelle Duvan (D)

GOOD NEWS: Simon's is back open with an A-OK from the health department. Of course, they just look for health risks in restaurants. What you consume there is all your responsibility.

STOP IT! In Washington, the budget fight has been entangled with immigration reform and the future of the Deferred Action for Chilhood Arrivals (DACA). Both sides are to blame, so I don't attribute it. But, what I do know is that Social Security checks for my parents and grandmother are at risk (eventually paid when federal employees return to work), as well as the ability to work for many friends that have nothing to do with politics.

The last time we had a federal budget was FY2010. This is an embarassment. Democrats should be faulted for tying in DACA. Republicans have egg on their face since they can't unify their majority caucus. 

BONDAGE (Get your mind of the gutter): The $1.5 billion children's hospital bond has been cleared for circulation. As I wrote previously, this is a repeat from 2004 and 2008. Some of you know that I essentially grew up in Children's Hospital of Orange County because of my crappy lungs and worked there for three years--but went to school at Davis, both of which I loved.  

That said, it's a another horrible precedent for California. I get it. Children's hospitals in California are being clobbered by low Medi-Cal reimbursements and indigent patients. However, the bond proposal comes with funding by the general fund, which funds those health care services. Debt service is estimated at $85 million per year, or $2.9 billion over the thirty years projected in the bond, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office.

The association is funded by the children's hospitals at the University of California campuses and private hospitals serving a large portion of children on Medi-Cal. This includes many that have been rebranded with the names of big donors, such as Packard Children's at Stanford and the Benioff (Marc Benioff--Salesforce, Inc.) Children's Hospital in Oakland. 

UC can't give to political committees, so they give a big hug to their private/nonprofit friends. Between January 8 and January 10, the following gave $681,500 each from:

  • Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (Loma Linda)
  • Lucille Packard Children's Hospital (Palo Alto)
  • Valley Children's Hospital (Madera) 

I want more money for health care for children. First, look at Washington and the utter failure around the continued funding of the children's health care program (CHIP) . Secondly, the governor's proposed budget has a $13.5 billion "Rainy Day" fund. As a longtime budget lobbyist, a reserve at this time is appreciate, but there's no reason for children's hospitals to have to go hat in hand to California voters.

 

 

Probolsky Research

 

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