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California Assembly Health and Budget Committee considers if Medi-Cal asset limits are outdated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      In this hearing they asked the question are the current asset limits for Medi-Cal coverage outdated.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 ]

DHCS releases 2021 timeline for CalAIM initiative

Emily Boerger | Feb 2, 2021 | California

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) offered stakeholders a timeline of 2021 “implementation milestones” to support the CalAIM initiative during a relaunching webinar last week. The agency released an updated CalAIM proposal last month, introducing key changes following stakeholder feedback and adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DHCS’s...[ Read More ]

New California Health Care Foundation Survey: Controlling Spread of COVID-19 Is Californians’ Top Policy Priority

| Jan 28, 2021 | California

Nearly one in four Californians (23%) say they know someone who has died of COVID-19 Nearly 9 in 10 (86%) say it is important for the governor and lawmakers to work on making sure there are enough doctors, nurses, and other health care providers  52% of Californians have skipped or...[ Read More ]

California's Aces Aware Initiative Awards $30.8 million in grants

| Jan 27, 2021 | California

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Office of the California Surgeon General announced Wednesday they are awarding $30.8 million in ACEs Aware grant funds to 35 organizations across the state. Organizations will use these funds to build and strengthen trauma-informed networks of care. This will allow...[ Read More ]

Newsom lifts stay at home order, extends eviction moratorium and announces "My Turn"

| Jan 25, 2021 | California

In a press conference focusing on the COVID-19 response Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted California’s statewide stay-at-home order and announced an extension of the state’s eviction moratorium. He also announced the soft-launch of the state’s new vaccine scheduling and data system called “My Turn.”     Newsom lifted the stay-at-home...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Senator Scott Wiener on the "unacceptable" vaccine rollout and the overdose epidemic

| Jan 22, 2021 | California

Senator Scott Wiener represents California’s 11th district, which includes all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City. He is the Chair of the Senate Housing Committee and is a new member of the Senate Committee on Health. Although he is a new member to the health committee he is...[ Read More ]

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