California Democratic Congressional Delegation Applauds CMS Decision on Medicaid Project PDF Print
November 23, 2010
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation (CDCD), issued the following statement applauding Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ for approving the state of California’s Medicare demonstration project:  
I applaud the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) for their recent approval of California’s plan to improve coordinated care for California’s neediest. The plan will help bring $8 billion to California over the next five years and will lay the foundation for implementing the historic health care reform bill. The funding is expected to help reduce the number of uninsured in California by 2/3. I’m also pleased that CMS approved California’s hospital quality assurance fee, which will provide additional funding for both public and private hospitals who serve a disproportionate number of uninsured and Medi-Cal patients. 

The California Democratic Congressional Delegation consists of 34 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California. This group outnumbers all other state House delegations - Republicans and Democrats combined.