May Revise Targets Mental Health, Healthy Families and More

 There were several major developments in California’s health policy world yesterday, with the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) May budget revise. It started with an almost offhand comment from Brown: “We are eliminating the Department of Mental Health,” Brown said. Then later he added, “We want to eliminate 43 boards and commissions in California.” One of those boards facing elimination is the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB). Mental health services and health care commissions aren’t the only things on the chopping block. Brown’s May revise also targets Healthy Families, and the state’s plan for adult day health care centers could be changing.

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