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Employer groups call on Congress to ensure quality, affordable health care

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2020 | California, Washington

Changes to Medi-Cal in Newsom’s May revise

Emily Boerger | May 15, 2020 | California

Q&A: Sen. Pat Bates on the legislative response to COVID-19

Emily Boerger | May 14, 2020 | California

State Senator Pat Bates represents California’s 36th Senate District in Orange and San Diego Counties. Sen. Bates serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, and is a member of the Rules Committee, among several committee appointments. She was also recently appointed...[ Read More ]

ICYMI: Inslee and Western leaders send letter to Congress requesting $1 trillion in state and local aid

| May 11, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee, House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig joined the governors and state legislative leaders of California, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada today in urging congressional leadership to dedicate $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states and local governments...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: May revise, Contact tracing, COVID in rural California

| May 7, 2020 | California

A new study reviews the four flu pandemics of the last 100 years. (I didn’t know we had four either.) The frustrating takeaway from the three most likely scenarios: “Based on the most recent flu pandemics, this outbreak will likely last 18 to 24 months… It likely won’t be halted until 60%...[ Read More ]

Senate committee discusses rural challenges in COVID testing and tracing

Emily Boerger | May 7, 2020 | California

The Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response held its first meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers spent the majority of the meeting discussing the current status and future goals for testing and contact tracing in the state. The committee first heard from Dr....[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom provides update on California’s progress toward stage 2 reopening

| May 4, 2020 | California

As the state continues implementation of the four-stage framework to allow Californians to gradually reopen some lower-risk businesses and public spaces while continuing to preserve public health, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that based on the state’s progress in meeting metrics tied to indicators, the state can begin to move...[ Read More ]

LA Care calls on Congress to strengthen Medicaid system in anticipation of enrollment surge

Emily Boerger | May 1, 2020 | California

In anticipation of a surge in Medi-Cal enrollment due to COVID-19 job losses, L.A. Care Health Plan sent a letter to Congress on Thursday calling on lawmakers to strengthen the Medicaid system. According to a recent report from Health Management Associates (HMA), California could see up to 3 million new...[ Read More ]

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