AB2232 Threatens to increase co-pays

AB 2232 is a cost cutting measure which proposes to double the co-pay for accessing medical services from $5 to $10 as a way of reimbursing CDCR
for medical expenditures. If a prisoner doesn?t have enough money on her/his account for the co-pay, she would incur a ?medical debt? that would have to be
repaid before she was allowed to purchase other goods. Such a terrible increase in the co-pay will further discourage prisoners from accessing care and probably delay treatment until a condition becomes acute and more
expensive to treat. CCWP, LSPC and other sister organizations have sent strong letters opposing this bill to the Assembly Public Safety Committee.