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Asm. Santiago says California is one step closer to health care for all with passage of Parent Health Care Act

| Nov 3, 2021 | California

In October, amid the myriad of bills signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, was a bill to make California the first state in the country to allow adult children to add qualifying parents or step parents to their health insurance coverage.      Assembly Bill 570, otherwise known as the “Parent...[ Read More ]

CDPH says strict public health measures are to thank for California’s turnaround in COVID transmission rates

| Oct 29, 2021 | California

Amid the Delta surge, California’s current COVID-19 community transmission rate is one of the lowest in the country. This signifies a major shift from just months ago, when California was considered the epicenter of the pandemic in the country.     As of Thursday, California had an infection rate of...[ Read More ]

Texas Hospital Association responds to Gov. Abbott’s executive order banning vaccination mandates

| Oct 28, 2021 | Texas

Texas Hospital Association (THA) expressed their opposition to Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting vaccine mandates by any entity in a statement released earlier this month. The statement came just two days after Gov. Abbott released his executive order.      The statement from Ted Shaw, THA president and CEO,...[ Read More ]

L.A. Care Health Plan says they will continue to provide affordable health care in 2022

| Oct 28, 2021 | California

Nov. 1 marks the beginning of California’s three-month open enrollment period for health coverage. As the pandemic continues on across the state, critical decisions about health coverage for consumers and their families will prove to be especially important this time around. L.A. Care Health Plan, one of the 11 carriers...[ Read More ]

North Country HealthCare promotes diversity and equity as a way to improve health outcomes in new cultural competency report

| Oct 25, 2021 | Arizona

North Country HealthCare (NCHC), the primary federally-qualified community health center (FQHC) in northern Arizona, released its 2021 Cultural Competency Report earlier this month, in which it reviewed its efforts to improve cultural competency, diversity, equity and inclusion in 2020, as well as its plans for future endeavors.     With...[ Read More ]

State of Black Arizona advocates for clean data and health equity in newest report

| Oct 25, 2021 | Arizona

As the pandemic continues to reveal discrepancies in our health care systems, the State of Black Arizona’s (SBAZ) fifth volume of the “Driving Local Investment in Black Arizonans” report, released earlier this month, highlights health care disparities faced by Black folks that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, but had...[ Read More ]

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