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Video: Supervisor Kathryn Barger delivers Morning Keynote for LA conference

| Sep 29, 2021 | California

Los Angeles County Supervisor for District 5 Kathryn Barger braved a cold last week to deliver the Morning Keynote at our 2021 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  The supervisor for the county's largest district spoke with State of Reform Host DJ Wilson about the Board of Supervisors'...[ Read More ]

"It takes a village" — California FQHC provider on community integration in health care

| Sep 28, 2021 | California

Unlike many other community health centers in California, when pediatrician Dr. Anuradha Rao sees a new patient at her facility, she screens their entire family to identify which social determinants of health might be impacting the patient’s life. At Omni Family Health’s Pediatric Complex Care Clinic, a federally-qualified health center...[ Read More ]

California legislators: persistence is key to passing priority bills

| Sep 27, 2021 | California

Despite several significant accomplishments this year, the California Legislature halted some of state lawmakers’ highest-priority bills, either killing them completely or turning them into two-year bills. Sen. Monique Limón (D- Los Angeles) has introduced a different bill relating to Alzheimer’s disease every year she has served, most of which died...[ Read More ]

Poll shows the majority of Coloradans support government intervention on health care

| Sep 24, 2021

According to results from the Colorado Health Foundation (CHF)’s recently released annual Pulse Poll, 80% of Coloradans support government intervention for lowering the cost of health care in the state.  Of this 80%, 59% said they strongly support such interventions, while 21% said they’re somewhat supportive. Only 14% were in...[ Read More ]

CMS approves Colorado's HCBS spending plan

| Sep 23, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) announced Thursday it received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Colorado Joint Budget Committee for its $530 million Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) spending plan.     In a statement released Thursday, Lt. Gov....[ Read More ]

A record 94% of Californians had health insurance coverage in 2020, but access issues persist

| Sep 22, 2021 | California

With 94% of Californians reporting having health insurance in 2020, the state reached a “milestone” for health insurance coverage last year. This finding was highlighted in a policy brief that used data from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR)’s annual California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), released Wednesday. The...[ Read More ]

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