Continuing on last week’s initial budget discussions in the Senate, this week Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 discussed the unwinding of the Coordinated Care Initiative and the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Maintenance of Effort (MOE).
CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate testified Wednesday before the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on the dire impacts counties will be facing on July 1 as the state shifts more than $620 million in IHSS costs to counties. Cate explained to the Subcommittee that the “$623 million has hit us in the face, and I cannot say that we are at terms with it. It feels too large for us to be able to handle and it will take years to be able to deal with that even in the current year.”