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LAO report digs into details of Newsom’s homelessness proposals

Emily Boerger | Feb 11, 2021 | California

A recent report from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) finds that instead of relying on one-time funding solutions to address homelessness, California would benefit from a clear, long-term strategy. The report dives into the proposals related to homelessness in Gov. Newsom’s recent budget proposal and poses key questions that legislators...[ Read More ]

Budget proposals from health agencies and an update from Covered California in Senate Budget Subcommittee on HHS

| Feb 11, 2021 | California

The California Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services heard testimony on the budget from several agencies. The testimony included proposed changes to the governor’s budget to support new programs and continued expenses that were not originally provided for in the budget. The agencies included the California Health...[ Read More ]

A California Public Health Coalition tells legislators: "We can't wait until the next pandemic to invest in public health"

| Feb 9, 2021 | California

A coalition of California public health officials, workers and advocates sent a letter to legislators requesting the continued investment of $200 million a year to address what they call “the erosion of the public health workforce and infrastructure.”      The coalition includes the California State Council of the Service...[ Read More ]

California DHCS releases telehealth policy proposals for post COVID-19

| Feb 3, 2021 | California

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released it’s post-COVID-19 telehealth policy proposals on Tuesday. These proposals include the expansion of telehealth services, requiring payment parity for telehealth services, expanding the use of audio-only care and many more proposals.      When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a public health...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A w/Sen. Wiener, CalAIM timeline, 5 slides conversation

| Feb 3, 2021 | California

Our Convening Panel got together last week to talk through the agenda for our upcoming 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. That event is set for April 22nd, and is one of the primary drivers of revenue for us at State of Reform. All of our content is free --...[ Read More ]

California Assembly Health and Budget Committee considers if Medi-Cal asset limits are outdated

| Feb 2, 2021 | California

The Assembly Health and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services held an informational hearing on Tuesday on the Medi-Cal Asset Test and some options for change.      In this hearing they asked the question are the current asset limits for Medi-Cal coverage outdated. Under...[ Read More ]

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