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LA County Democratic Party calls on Newsom to submit waiver to create single-payer system

Emily Boerger | Jan 15, 2021 | California

The Los Angeles County Central Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to apply for a state innovation waiver to allow California to create a single-payer health system.     According to LA County Democratic Party Chair Mark J Gonzalez, the committee specifically called on Newsom to...[ Read More ]

DHCS releases revised CalAIM proposal

Emily Boerger | Jan 15, 2021 | California

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released an updated CalAIM proposal last week, introducing key changes following stakeholder feedback and adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CalAIM initiative aims to implement broad program, delivery system, and payment reform for the Medi-Cal program. The initiatives three primary goals...[ Read More ]

Healthcare Specific AI Platform Lumiata Raises Series B Funding

| Jan 14, 2021 | California

No-code products speedily predict underwriting and actuarial factors enabling extreme risk reduction and cost savings for healthcare companies SAN MATEO, CA. (January 14, 2021)—Lumiata, the healthcare-specific AI platform, announced today that it has completed $14 million in Series B funding, led by Defy.vc and AllegisNL Capital along with existing investors...[ Read More ]

Health proposals in Governor Newson's 2021-22 budget

Sydney Kurle | Jan 8, 2021 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom announced his 2021-2022 budget proposal on Friday, which includes funding for immediate COVID-19 relief and response. The $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint prioritizes economic relief for small businesses, vaccine distribution, homelessness relief and protections and the reignition of Cal-AIM.       According to the budget proposal, California’s revenue...[ Read More ]

California releases first Master Plan for Aging

Emily Boerger | Jan 8, 2021 | California

The Newsom Administration announced the release of the Master Plan for Aging on Wednesday, outlining five goals and 23 strategies designed to prepare the state for the significant demographic changes – such as the growth in the over-60 population – expected in the coming years. The new 10-year strategy is...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Committee membership, Vaccine distribution, COVID relief

| Jan 6, 2021 | California

Regardless of one's politics, if you want a story about how one person can make a difference in her community, which will make a difference in her state, and so in her country, and then in the world, look no further than what Stacey Abrams has done in Georgia. Folks can...[ Read More ]

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