Presentation on theme: "Medi-Cal Expansion: Legislation, Communication & Mobilization Making Your Voice Count 1."— Presentation transcript:
Medi-Cal Expansion: Legislation, Communication & Mobilization Making Your Voice Count 1
Medi-Cal Expansion Special Session Legislation: SB X1 1 Hernandez and Steinberg/AB X1 1 J. Perez Contacting your district‘s legislators and Governor Brown to talk about the Medi-Cal Expansion Communication Strategies: Talking Points, Op-Eds, Letters to the Editor, and Social Media What we will cover today: 2
California’s uninsured population under the age of 65 is 7.1 million as of 2011. Many are employed but won’t get employer based coverage, Or can’t afford coverage through the new market place, Covered California. CCHI supports SB X1 1/AB X1 1 because passage is necessary to ensure the expansion takes place in time for January 1, 2014 so California’s uninsured population will be able to receive affordable health care coverage. CCHI continues to push for a state-based expansion. Medi-Cal Expansion Special Session Legislation: SB X1 1 Hernandez and Steinberg/AB X1 1 J. Perez 3
Calls and emails are great, but nothing beats an in-person visit. Introduce yourself and your organization briefly, highlight the local need, and make your ask clear: Please urge Governor Brown to move forward with the statewide Medi-Cal expansion so our communities can benefit as soon as possible. 4 Contacting your Legislator Key to the success of the Medi-Cal expansion is sharing the local experience with elected officials
Mailing address: Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160 Email contact page: http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php 5 Contacting Governor Brown
California Needs to Support Obamacare Californians Need More Access to Health Care Expanding Medi-Cal Now is Fiscally Responsible The Expansion is Urgent! 6 Talking Points: We need to expand Medi-Cal fully and urgently!
Templates are provided, but be sure to check your local paper’s specific guidelines. Take the templates and make them yours! Use your distinct voice and experience. Use your letters as blog posts, quotes in status updates, etc. Even if they don’t get published you can get your voice out there. 7 Op-Eds & Letters to the Editor
Facebook: Pictures, pictures, pictures! And tags! Twitter: Tag @JerryBrownGov and use hashtags: #Health4All #ACA #CaLeg #MediCal 8 Social Media
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