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Washington Athletic Club, June 6, 2017

Olelo to broadcast select Health Policy Conference breakout sessions

| Apr 3, 2017 | Hawaii

Our first annual Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference was a hit with over 275 registered attendees! If you were unable to join us in Honolulu or want a recap, you can tune in to Olelo 54 to watch four of our breakout sessions. Check out the topics and air...[ Read More ]

Senators provide details for proposed single payer health care system

| Apr 3, 2017 | California

A week after the House GOP pulled their ACA replacement bill, Californian senators continue to push for a single payer health care system. Senators Richard Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) amended their bill The Healthy California Act to include details on how their proposed single payer health...[ Read More ]

CHPI launches physician rating database

| Mar 28, 2017 | California

The California Healthcare Performance Information System has launched a new physician rating website. CAqualityratings.org allows patients to compare approximately 12,000 Californian physicians. Physicians are rated on measures in their area of specialty, including how often they recommend medical tests and procedures. “Access to physician information will help equip California consumers...[ Read More ]

Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz joins with Dignity Health

| Mar 27, 2017 | California

Dignity Health Medical Foundation signed an agreement to manage the health plan administrative functions for Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz. Physicians Medical Group, a network of 250 primary care and specialist physicians in Santa Cruz County, was founded in 1994. About 20,000 people have a health maintenance plan through...[ Read More ]

Death with dignity bill dies in House Health Committee

| Mar 24, 2017 | Hawaii

The House Health Committee has tabled the controversial Death with Dignity bill, making it unlikely to pass this session. The bill passed the Senate with a 22-3 vote after two amendments but was unable to pass through the House. The bill was modeled after Oregon’s death with dignity act, which...[ Read More ]

Sen. Murkowski on the AHCA: “This is a flawed replacement.”

| Mar 23, 2017 | Alaska

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski hosted a virtual town hall about healthcare today. The town hall began shortly after the House announced that it would not be voting on the AHCA tonight. Sen. Murkowski reiterated her concerns about the bill in its current form and reform in general. “First off, I...[ Read More ]