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Q&A: Rep. Kelli Butler discusses women and children’s health care, social determinants of health

| Oct 22, 2021 | Arizona

Representative Kelli Butler has served Arizona’s 28th Legislative District -- encompassing Paradise Valley and much of North Central Phoenix -- since 2016. Butler serves on the House Health and Human Services Committee. In this Q&A, Butler discusses the health care conversations she looks forward to having in the upcoming legislative...[ Read More ]

California Health Care Foundation and others discuss the value of community health workers and promotores in Medi-Cal

| Oct 21, 2021 | California

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) hosted a webinar last week in which they discussed their newly released online resource center for managed care plans looking to integrate community health workers and promotores into their programs. This resource center was created as part of CHFC’s “Advancing California’s Community Health Worker...[ Read More ]

Newsom vetoes bill that would reimburse street medicine workers

| Oct 18, 2021 | California

Sen. Sydney Kamlager’s Assembly Bill 369 was one of the several bills vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom at the conclusion of his 2021 legislation signings. The bill would have allowed for persons experiencing homelessness to be deemed eligible for Medi-Cal benefits.     In his veto statement, Newsom said that...[ Read More ]

Eggman will continue to advocate for rare disease community despite Newsom’s veto of Rare Disease Advisory Council bill

| Oct 18, 2021 | California

During his final legislation signings of the year, Gov. Gavin Newsom made the decision last week to veto Sen. Susan Eggman (D - Stockton)’s widely-supported Senate Bill 247.     The bill would have established a Rare Disease Advisory Council within the California Health and Human Services Agency, which would...[ Read More ]

CalOptima’s text campaigns to boost vaccination rates in Medi-Cal communities prove effective

| Oct 15, 2021 | California

CalOptima is one of the Medi-Cal plans in the state to receive special authorization from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to send text messages to members. As a result, CalOptima is using text campaigns to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates among communities on Medi-Cal.     DCHS data has...[ Read More ]

Following veto of patient steering bill, California pharmacists express disappointment

| Oct 14, 2021 | California

Among the numerous bills vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in his final decisions on 2021 legislation signings on Saturday, Senate Bill 524, authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner, was one of them. The “Choose Your Own Pharmacist” bill would have helped ensure that patients can use the pharmacy they prefer by...[ Read More ]

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