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Health and Human Services Publications

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The 2024-25 Budget: Food Assistance Programs

February 16, 2024 - This post provides background and caseload trend updates for the state’s major food assistance programs--CalFresh and the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP)--and analyzes the Governor’s proposed food assistance budget, which includes no major new proposals.

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The 2024-25 Budget: Medi-Cal Analysis

February 14, 2024 - This brief provides an overview of the Governor’s proposed budget for Medi-Cal; describes key trends in Medi-Cal caseload; and analyzes proposals around the managed care organization tax, provider payment increases, and other budget solutions.

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The 2024-25 Budget: Department of Developmental Services

February 13, 2024 - This brief provides an overview of the Governor’s proposed budget for the Department of Developmental Services and analyzes proposals to delay service provider rate reform and create a new Master Plan for Developmental Services. We then raise oversight issues for legislative consideration.

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The 2024-25 Budget: Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) Program

February 8, 2024 - In this post, we provide some background on the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) Program, followed by an overview of the Governor's 2024-25 budget proposals and assumptions for SSI/SSP.

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The 2024-25 Budget: Medi-Cal Fiscal Outlook

December 7, 2023 - This post provides our annual fiscal outlook for General Fund spending in Medi-Cal. It summarizes our projections, describes the major factors driving our projections, and highlights key uncertainties.

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The 2023-24 California Spending Plan: Human Services

November 6, 2023 - The 2023-24 spending plan provides over $30 billion from the General Fund for human services programs. This is an increase of nearly $7 billion, or 30 percent, compared to the revised prior-year spending level.

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The 2023-24 California Spending Plan: Health

October 23, 2023 - This post summarizes overall spending in the 2023-24 budget package for health programs. It is part of our California Spending Plan series, which contains posts focused on each major sector of the state budget.

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The 2023-24 Budget: California Spending Plan Series

October 2, 2023 - Each year, our office publishes California Spending Plan, a series of publications that summarize the annual state budget. The final version of Overview of the California Spending Plan is presented here along with short online posts that focus on major areas and features of the 2023-24 budget package. As these posts become available, we will add them below.

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Proposed Bond to Fund Behavioral Health Facilities and Veterans Housing

August 22, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Health and Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development

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The Governor’s Behavioral Health Modernization Proposal

August 22, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Health and Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development

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Mental Health Services Act: LAO Update: The Governor's Revised Behavioral Health Modernization Proposal

August 21, 2023 - In this post, we update key issues raised in our prior analyses based on the August 15th amendments to the Governor’s Behavioral Health Modernization proposal.

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Mental Health Services Act: Proposed Bond to Fund Behavioral Health Facilities and Veterans Housing

August 17, 2023 - In this post, we assess the Governor’s proposed bond for behavioral health facilities and housing for veterans.

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The Governor’s Behavioral Health Modernization Proposal

August 16, 2023 - Presented to: Senate Committee on Health

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Mental Health Services Act: Impact of Governor's Proposal on Funding for Children and Youth

August 10, 2023 - In this post, we evaluate the impact of the Governor’s Behavioral Health Modernization proposal on Mental Health Services Act spending by counties on children and youth mental health services.

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Mental Health Services Act: Proposed Restructuring of the MHSA Funding Categories and Impacts on County Spending

July 13, 2023 - In this post, we analyze how county spending may change under the Governor’s proposed changes to the Mental Health Services Act’s funding categories.

Health and Human Services Staff

Mark Newton
(916) 319-8323
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Health, Developmental Services, and Technology
 
Jason Constantouros
(916) 319-8322
Medi-Cal/Managed Care/Family Health/Health Care Affordability and Workforce Development
 
Brian Metzker
(916) 319-8354
Privacy, Security, and Technology
 
Ryan Miller
(916) 319-8356
Medi-Cal/Behavioral Health/Covered California/CalHHS Agency Issues
 
Angela Short
(916) 319-8309
Child Welfare, Child Support, Community Services and Development, Community Care Licensing, CalSTRS
 
Karina Hendren
(916) 319-8352
Medi-Cal/Long-Term Care/Developmental Services
 
Will Owens
(916) 319-8341
Public Health/Behavioral Health/State Hospitals
 
Sonia Schrager Russo
(916) 319-8361
CalWORKs/CalFresh
 
Juwan Trotter
(916) 319-8358
In-Home Supportive Services/Aging Programs
 
Ginni Bella Navarre
(916) 319-8342
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Human Services and Governance