Projected Economic Impact of Eliminating California’s Medi-Cal Adult Day Health Care Program
Prepared for the Congress of California Seniors
Lewin Contact: Lisa Alecxih
This study estimates the potential State revenue impacts associated with the proposed elimination of the Medi-Cal ADHC program. While the proposed elimination of the Medi-Cal ADHC program would save direct expenses on the program, policymakers should also consider the potential negative impacts of the elimination on cost-shifting to other more expensive care settings, loss of jobs among ADHC employees, reductions in family caregivers’ ability to work, loss of State tax revenue, forfeiting $164 million annually in federal Medicaid matching funds and economic impact on local businesses and other entities that would lose revenue from the elimination of adult day health care providers.