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CWDA, Counties Oppose Cassidy-Graham Proposal

Nine California-based county associations, including CWDA and the California State Association of Counties, have issued a letter expressing opposition to the proposal introduced by Senators Cassidy, Graham, Heller, and Johnson to dramatically restructure the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Job Opening: Communications and Outreach Coordinator

CWDA is recruiting for a Communications and Outreach Coordinator who will have lead responsibility for developing communications strategies regarding key policy and budget issues, as well as managing media relations, generating social media content, updating and maintaining the association’s website and blog, and conducting other communications and outreach tasks for the association.

Applications are due to the CWDA office by 5 pm on October 1. Please see the job announcement for additional details.

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Job Opening: Senior Policy Analyst/Self Sufficiency

CWDA is recruiting for a Senior Policy Analyst/Self Sufficiency who will have lead responsibility for a full range of analytical and program support activities related to family self-sufficiency across a variety of human services programs and systems.

This staff person plays the lead role within the CWDA office with respect to policy analysis and program support for family self-sufficiency issues, including public assistance, employment, nutrition and child care programs, as well as broader overarching issues such as poverty, homelessness and housing insecurity.

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CWDA Statement on Proposed Senate Health Care Bill

Today, the Senate Republican leadership released its proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act and decimate the Medicaid program. The County Welfare Directors Association of California opposes this proposed legislation, which is no better for states, counties, or struggling Americans than the House’s American Health Care Act passed last month. California’s 14 million Medicaid enrollees would suffer greatly under this bill, as would the 1 million Californians covered by our health care exchange, Covered California.

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The Cloak and Dagger Congress

If you believe the tweets, the Senate has begun or will soon begin sending pieces of its health care reform proposal to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for the development of a fiscal analysis, or “score.” Unlike the House, which passed the American Health Care Act prior to the release of an updated score, the Senate must have a CBO score on any bill it seeks to bring up on the floor. So far, no leaks have occurred, so unless you’re in a very small, not very diverse-looking group of Senators or their staff, you’re in the dark just like me.