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7.5% Rate Increase for Community Care Facilities

Breaking news for all care home owners serving Californians with developmental disabilities: the California Legislature approves health plan tax which means we are going to expect 7.5% rate increase for community care facilities!

We thank all those who had been fiercely lobbying for this rate increase — including the Lanterman Coalition, 6Beds lobbying team, Californians with disabilities, families and friends, and other supporters in the community — because the rates for the DD providers had been stagnant for many years.

Let’s keep going!

Join 6Beds and let your voices be heard on April 12, 2016, at State Capitol’s South Step (N St and 11th St) from 10 AM to 2 PM, as we stage our biggest annual lobby/rally day to ensure protection of our residential care industry that promotes quality care in a home-like environment.

This rally is dubbed, Protect the 6!

We will be lobbying for:

  • admin penalty bill – no scaling (6Beds propose scaling of civil penalties) (AB 2231 Calderon)
  • 8-hour sleep credit – codifying sleep credit in Wage Order 5 (SB 1245 Anderson)
  • referral agency bill (SB 648 Mendoza)
  • expansion, permanency and funding of Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) serving low income frail elderly, and
  • funding for Adult Residential Facilities (ARF) and RCFE to improve the quality of life of residents with mental illness living in these homes.  In 2004, the State Voted “Yes” to Proposition 63 which imposed an additional 1% tax on taxpayers’ taxable personal income above $1 million to provide dedicated funding for the expansion of mental health services and programs, which translated to $683M in 2005 and increasing. How is it benefiting Californians with mental illness living in these homes?

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