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Health care funding in California’s new budget

Emily Boerger | Jul 1, 2020 | California

Researchers estimate COVID-19 has already cost California insurers $2.4 billion

Emily Boerger | Jun 25, 2020 | California

A new study out of the Nicholas C. Petris Center at UC Berkeley estimates the COVID-19 pandemic has already cost California’s public and private insurers $2.4 billion in testing and treatment. This, says researchers, is six times the annual cost of the flu in California. Researchers based their cost estimates...[ Read More ]

California Assembly passes series of homelessness bills

Emily Boerger | Jun 25, 2020 | California

Amidst a busy time in the Legislature, the California Assembly approved a series of bills addressing homelessness in recent weeks. A press release from the office of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia highlights four recently-passed homelessness bills related to transparency, funding, and accountability. The bills have now crossed over to the Senate...[ Read More ]

California extends special-enrollment deadline to give consumers more time to sign up for health care coverage during COVID-19 pandemic

| Jun 23, 2020 | California

Covered California announced on Tuesday that it would be giving consumers more time to sign up for health care coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic by extending the current special-enrollment deadline through the end of July. “Covered California is committed to helping people get access to the health care they need,...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Atkins and Assembly Speaker Rendon issue statement on budget agreement

| Jun 22, 2020 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced that they have reached an agreement on the 2020-21 state budget: “The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused a sudden and dramatic change in our nation’s and state’s economic outlook – and has had...[ Read More ]

Why we need to reimagine health care

| Jun 18, 2020 | California

Don Antonucci serves as Senior Vice President of Commercial Markets for Blue Shield of California. He wrote the following column on LinkedIn about Blue Shield of California's newly-announced Health Reimagined initiative.      One of the reasons I joined Blue Shield of California two years ago is because of our...[ Read More ]

Topical Agenda for the 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference now available!

Emily Boerger | Jun 17, 2020 | California

The Topical Agenda and event page for our 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on August 18th 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...[ Read More ]

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