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Covered California for Small Business Announces a Weighted Average Rate Change of 4 Percent for 2022

| Oct 15, 2021 | California

Covered California for Small Business unveiled the health plan choices and rates for small-business employers and their employees for the upcoming 2022 plan year. The statewide weighted average rate change is 4 percent, which represents the second-lowest annual increase in the program’s seven-year history. The rate change is lower than...[ 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 ]

Topical Agenda for the 2021 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

Kaylor Erickson | Oct 6, 2021 | California

The Topical Agenda for our 2021 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference on December 2nd is now live! State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers - each working to improve our health care system in their own way - into a unified conversation in...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CalAIM's future, Barger talks mental health, Community-centered care

| Oct 6, 2021 | California

We have a really smart group of thoughtful minds here at State of Reform. I'm honored to get a chance to work with and mentor some of these folks. Eli Kirshbaum is one of those, who has put together so much of today's newsletter. Emily Boerger is another one, who...[ Read More ]

Black women's health leader says it's time to make "culture" and "racism" social determinants of health

| Oct 4, 2021 | California

The 1.2 million Black women and girls in California carry an “inordinate burden” when it comes to health care, according to Sonya Young-Aadam, CEO of the California Black Women’s Health Project (CBWHP). “In our communities, Black women tend to be the administrative heads of our households, the health heads of...[ Read More ]

Video: The vision for CalAIM's power acronyms

| Oct 4, 2021 | California

ECM, HCBS, ILOS -- these are just some of the program titles in California's CalAIM initiative to restructure its delivery of Medi-Cal. What do these acronyms mean, and what will the programs accomplish? In this video from our recent 2021 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Beau Hennemann,...[ Read More ]

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