An editorial by Kurt Wharton, MD, President of the ACCMA, on the impact of the Graham-Cassidy bill on California residents was published in the East Bay Times this week. The bill would substantially reduce federal funding for Medi-Cal, which covers about one in three Californians (one in two children), and would weaken several consumer protections created by the Affordable Care Act. To read Doctor Wharton’s article, go to