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5 Things California: Budget preview, Pre-filed bills, New leadership

| Dec 16, 2020 | California

We feature a number of news bits out of Sacramento this week, as well as from our recent SoCal conference. But, perhaps the biggest news about California health care this week - at least outside of California - was the 60 Minutes story featuring the AG lawsuit against Sutter "for business...[ Read More ]

Texas v. California: What three experts think could happen and implications of the Supreme Court's decision

Sydney Kurle | Dec 15, 2020 | California

On November 10th, 2020, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Texas v. California. This case, which threatens to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), could have far reaching impacts on millions of Californians and the health care industry as a whole.     Francisco Silva, General Counsel and...[ Read More ]

Anthem Blue Cross fights food insecurity in California

| Dec 15, 2020 | California

Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Foundation are strengthening their efforts to combat hunger in California as the state experiences food insecurity levels twice as high as those seen before the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release on Tuesday, Anthem announced its involvement with numerous organizations that aim to...[ Read More ]

California's medical school diversity "nowhere near where it needs to be"

| Dec 14, 2020 | California

California’s growing racial and ethnic diversity is not reflected in the state’s medical workforce, according to a recent California Health Care Foundation press release. The release references a report, conducted by researchers at the University of California San Francisco, that shows a lack of diversity in California’s medical schools. According...[ Read More ]

Health bills teed up for California’s 2021 legislative session

Emily Boerger | Dec 14, 2020 | California

Looking ahead to California’s 2021 legislative session, lawmakers across the state have already introduced over 200 bills covering a broad range of issues. As the list continues to grow, here are several health-related bills we'll be watching come January.     Effective January 1, 2022, AB 4 would extend full-scope...[ Read More ]

The first California Surgeon General's report provides a cross-sector blueprint on addressing ACEs and toxic stress

Sydney Kurle | Dec 14, 2020 | California

The Office of the California Surgeon General released its first report on addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress. The report, Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health, provides a cross-sector blueprint for communities, states, and nations to recognize and...[ Read More ]

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