Disability Rights California Opposes Proposed Cuts to Vital Services for Disabled Californians

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Disability Rights California Opposes Proposed Cuts to Vital Services for Disabled Californians

As we review the May 2024 budget revision, we are deeply disappointed to see the elimination of crucial support systems, particularly In-Home Supportive Services for undocumented Californians. This decision places vulnerable community members who rely on these services for daily care and well-being at risk. It will strip children and older adults of services they are currently receiving, placing them at risk of institutionalization, undermining their autonomy and increasing long-term costs. The elimination of IHSS for this population will place significant economic burdens on family caregivers, who are often low-income women of color, further exacerbating existing health and social inequalities. 

Moreover, the failure to implement share of cost reform which would make Medi-Cal more affordable for low-income older adults and people with disabilities and end decades of forcing people to live on only $600 a month to get healthcare, and to expand continuous eligibility for children aged 0-4 are missed opportunities to strengthen our social safety net and ensure equitable access to essential resources.  

We must acknowledge the interconnectedness of these issues and work towards solutions that prioritize compassion, equity, and fiscal responsibility. It is imperative to support all members of our society, regardless of immigration status or financial circumstances, to foster an inclusive and fair community. 


Disability Rights California (DRC) – Is the agency designated under federal law to protect and advocate for the rights of Californians with disabilities. The mission of drc is to defend, advance, and strengthen the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities. For more information visit: https://www.disabilityrightsca.org.