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Covered California opens new paths to coverage for wildfire victims and those who lose their job or income during the pandemic and recession

| Aug 24, 2020 | California

In an effort to help Californians who have been impacted by the wildfires burning across the state, and to build on the help provided to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing recession, Covered California announced the establishment of new paths to coverage during the current special-enrollment period....[ Read More ]

PBGH releases poll results on COVID-19 and health inequities

Emily Boerger | Aug 19, 2020 | California, Washington

The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) on Wednesday released results from a survey evaluating employers’ plans to return employees to work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, which reflects responses from 15 large employers who provide health benefits to approximately 4 million employees and their dependents, also inquired about...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Capitol insiders, Alex Briscoe, 2020 elections

| Aug 17, 2020 | California

Tomorrow, we host our virtual event for the 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference! We have a good crowd of more than 350 attendees signed up from across the California health policy ecosystem. We also have a number of national figures joining as both speakers and registrants....[ Read More ]

California study finds high cost with lack of pandemic preparedness

Haley Donwerth | Aug 13, 2020 | California

California’s Senate Bill 275 would require the state to create a personal protection equipment (PPE) stockpile, but a U.C. Berkeley study shows the high human and dollar toll the lack of PPE has already created in the state. The August 2020 study estimates over 50,000 essential workers in California were...[ Read More ]

L.A. Care commits nearly $1 million to the United Way of Greater L.A. to help frontline workers and homeless during pandemic

| Aug 12, 2020 | California

L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, announced [Tuesday] that it has awarded the United Way of Greater Los Angeles two grants worth $975,000 to support workers on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those experiencing homelessness. One grant commits $475,000 to provide...[ Read More ]

Over 170 organizations signed up for NorCal State of Reform

DJ Wilson | Aug 11, 2020 | California

  We are excited to be hosting our 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference one week from today! It's shaping up to be a unique, one of a kind event with over 60 speakers and a range of ways to interact with your colleagues and peers...[ Read More ]

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