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Covered California for Small Business continues to thrive

| Apr 11, 2017 | California

While the future of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid funding, and Covered California are unclear, one program seems able to succeed: Covered California for Small Business. CCSB had a rocky launch back in 2014, only enrolling a little over 14,000 employees and dependents, far short of the initial 90,000 projection....[ Read More ]

Bay Area Coordinated Care Beneficiary: “It could be a matter of life and death”

| Apr 10, 2017 | California

Last week, the Daily Journal published a piece spotlighting Ligia Andrade-Zuniga, a quadriplegic and mother of two who credits Coordinated Care with providing necessary care and support. The Coordinated Care Initiative provides coordinated and streamlined care for 1.2 million dually-eligible Californians. Below are excerpts from the piece: “'It could be...[ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Names New Chief Financial Officer

| Apr 6, 2017 | California

Kaiser Permanente Northern California today announced that senior executive C.J. Bhalla has been selected as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer. Bhalla will oversee the finance strategy and revenue cycle operations for Kaiser Permanente Northern California. The region serves 4.1 million members and is one of the largest...[ Read More ]

21 Sutter Health Affiliates Honored as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

| Apr 5, 2017 | California

Twenty-one affiliates within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network earned recognition as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. The annual survey, conducted by Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), recognizes...[ Read More ]

Amgen announces job changes for Thousand Oaks employees

| Apr 4, 2017 | California

Biotechnology giant Amgen notified nearly 500 employees at its corporate headquarters that their jobs would be reassigned, relocated, or cut altogether. The restructuring will take place over the next year and a half. Amgen plans to open a new facility in Tampa which will employ around 450 people. Amgen expects...[ Read More ]

Covered CA | Policy leadership | Block grants

| Apr 4, 2017 | California

With our 2017 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference set for April 27th, you know the event will be timely, well attended, and will have some great speakers.  So, because those speakers will be talking about the same things we typically feature in our newsletter, we have selected...[ Read More ]