Kaiser Permanente, a leading healthcare provider, has come out in support of Proposition 1, which is on the March ballot in California. The measure aims to address the growing need for mental health and addiction services by investing billions of dollars to expand and strengthen the state’s mental health system.
Greg A. Adams, the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, emphasized the importance of physical, social, and mental health to overall well-being. He expressed the company’s commitment to behavioral health and believes that Proposition 1 presents a significant opportunity for Californians to take bold steps in ensuring everyone who needs care can receive it.
If passed, Proposition 1 would have a significant impact on mental health and addiction services in California. It would provide housing for over 11,000 people with severe mental health needs and introduce 26,700 additional openings for outpatient treatment. Additionally, $1 billion would be allocated to support veterans who are homeless, have mental illnesses, and addiction.
California voters have until March 5 to cast their votes on this measure. If approved, it has the potential to significantly improve the mental health and addiction services available in the state.