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Support for Senate Bill 202 (Dodd): Medi-Cal: Personal Needs Allowance

Dear Mt. Bear Democrats,

Thanks for the opportunity to talk with you at your/our meeting in April.

We need as many people as possible to contact the leadership about SB 202. If you know of others who will help – please forward.

SB 202 is headed for the Suspense File. We need as many people as possible to contact the leadership and ask for SB 202 to be voted on, so vulnerable seniors in nursing homes on MediCal can have some dignity of life. We need the PNA to be raised from $35 to $80 a month. This will give residents the same buying power they had in 1985!


Susan Walker
Senior Senator, CA Senior Legislature


Here is a sample letter you may use.

It is suggested you change up the wording to personalize it and to keep it from looking like a copy . . .

SB 202 support 5-2-2017 Pres

Kevin deLeon, Senate President Pro Tempore
Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 205, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900;
916 651-4170
Consultant on Health Legislation:
Marjorie Swartz

Appropriations Committee Senate
Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), Chair
State Capitol, Room 5050, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900;

Chief of Staff (916) 651-4033
Erika Contreras,

Information regarding the bill follows:

SB 202 Fact Sheet 5.1.17

The following is a letter from the Mountain Bears Democratic Club to Senator Dodd.

Raising the Personal Needs Allowance for Medi-Cal Nursing Home Residents

SB 202 letter