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Medicaid/Medi-Cal Alert!!!


(posted Wednesday, 12/21/2005)

Early this morning the Senate voted 51-50 (with Vice President Cheney casting the deciding vote) on a controversial budget reconciliation bill that would place severe restrictions on long term care Medicaid applicants. The pertinent provisions of the measure, S. 1932 (third version) are available below and include:

  • Extending the look-back period from three to five years
  • Changing the start date of the penalty period from the date of transfer
  • numerous other onerous changes

Since the Senate Democrats were able to include provisions that were somewhat different from the House version, the House will have to vote on the bill again. The House adjourned on Monday and is not expected to return to vote on this bill until after New Year's.

A number of California Congress members voted for the House bill originally and a few did not vote at all. See below for a list of California Congress members who should be contacted.

We have another chance to amend this terrible bill. Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask him/her to vote against the budget reconciliation bill when it comes up for reconsideration. The Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121.

Voted Yes

Representative City
Dist.
Party
Mary Bono Palm Springs
45
R
Ken Calvert Corona
44
R
John Campbell Irvina
47
R
John Doolittle Roseville
4
R
David Dreir San Dimas
26
R
Elton Gallegly Simi Valley
24
R
Wally Herger Marysville
2
R
Duncan Hunter Alpine
52
R
Darrell Issa Vista
49
R
Jerry Lewis Redlands
41
R
Daniel E Lungren Folsom
3
R
Buck McKeon Santa Clarita
25
R
Devin Nunes Tulare
21
R
Richard Pombo Tracy
11
R
Dana Rohrabacher Huntington Beach
46
R
Ed Royce Fullerton
40
R
Bill Thomas Bakersfield
22
R

Did Not Vote

Representative City
Dist.
Party
Joe Baca Rialto
43
D
Jane Harman Venice
36
D
Gary Miller Diamond Bar
42
R
George Radanovich Mariposa
19
R
Lucille Roybal-Allard Los Angeles
34
D