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Inland NW - Virtual, September 23, 2020

Video & highlights from “5 Slides: Mental Health Access and the Safety Net”

Emily Boerger | Jul 30, 2020 | California

On Wednesday, State of Reform held our “5 Slides: Mental Health Access and the Safety Net” virtual convening with Michelle Doty Cabrera, Executive Director of the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California, David Bond, Behavioral Health Executive at Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, and Alex Briscoe, Principal...[ Read More ]

California health bills we're watching

Emily Boerger | Jul 29, 2020 | California

The California State Legislature returned to the Capitol on Monday following a delayed return due to COVID-19. With just over a month before the legislative session ends, lawmakers are racing to take action on a broad range of bills. Both the Senate and Assembly Health Committees are scheduled to hold...[ Read More ]

Covered California extends special-enrollment deadline during COVID-19 pandemic

| Jul 29, 2020 | California

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, Covered California announced on Wednesday that it would give consumers additional time to sign up for health care coverage during the pandemic by extending the current special-enrollment deadline to the end of August. “We are all doing our part...[ Read More ]

Detailed Agenda for the 2020 Northern California Conference now available!

Emily Boerger | Jul 23, 2020 | California

The Detailed Agenda for our 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on August 18th is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and relevant...[ Read More ]

CA seeking 12-month extension of Medi-Cal waiver

Emily Boerger | Jul 23, 2020 | California

In an emailed update to stakeholders, the California Department of Health Care Services announced the state is seeking a 12-month extension of its Section 1115 Medicaid waiver. The current waiver is set to expire December 31, 2020. After its expiration, DHCS had planned to launch the California Advancing and Innovating...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Nathan Fletcher, 50+ speakers, SB 977

| Jul 21, 2020 | California

Shelley Rouillard has been one of the steady hands in California state government when it comes to health policy. She led DMHC under both Gov. Brown and Gov. Newsom. She announced her departure from state service in the spring, but has now stepped down. Her steady leadership in an area...[ Read More ]

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