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California stands to lose $25 billion annually in federal funds if ACA is overturned

Emily Boerger | Oct 26, 2020 | California

California stands to lose over $25 billion in annual federal funds if the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care At (ACA) in its entirety, according to a report released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office. Oral arguments in California v. Texas, which threatens the health law, are scheduled to begin next...[ Read More ]

LHC Group and CHRISTUS Health expand Texas partnership

Michael Goldberg | Oct 23, 2020 | Texas

Louisiana based LHC Group and CHRISTUS Health have agreed to add a hospice provider in San Marcos to their joint venture partnership in Texas. The agreement is anticipated to become final on November 1st. "We are proud to join our partners at CHRISTUS Health in expanding hospice services for San...[ Read More ]

Task force discusses behavioral health recommendations for the governor

Emily Boerger | Oct 23, 2020 | Washington

During a Behavioral Health Recovery System Transformation Task Force meeting on Friday morning, group members discussed the series of behavioral health recommendations they will submit to the governor’s office ahead of the next legislative session. The recommendations were developed during previous task force meetings dating back to September 2019.  ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Children's uninsured rate, COVID vaccine update, Tribal health

| Oct 23, 2020 | Utah

I tested positive for COVID last week, and went through mild but significant enough symptoms that they rattled me a bit. It worked out fine in the end. I'm through it and I expect to come out of my quarantine in my home office at the end of the day...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A w/Asm. Bonta, Topical Agenda, Pfizer vaccine

| Oct 23, 2020 | California

I tested positive for COVID last week. I had mild symptoms, but they were significant enough that they rattled me a bit. It worked out fine in the end. I'm through it and I expect to come out of my quarantine in my home office at the end of the...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Siman Qaasim

Michael Goldberg | Oct 22, 2020 | Arizona

Siman Qaasim is the President and CEO at Children's Action Alliance.  In this pre-COVID edition of 'What They're Watching," Qaasim discusses oral health, delivery system transformation, increasing public benefits, and legislative strategy toward health care investment.     I've been been spending a lot of time thinking about the oral...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health policy review, Pfizer vaccine, 10-year economic report

| Oct 22, 2020 | Alaska

What an election season it has been in Alaska... We're going to leave most of that aside, even though we think it's the most important topic to watch in Alaska health care for this month, and focus on some key takeaways we heard at our recent conference. We also try...[ Read More ]

Arizona Medical Association aims to address physician burnout with peer support program

Michael Goldberg | Oct 21, 2020 | Arizona

The Arizona Medical Association (ArMA), is launching a new program aimed at addressing workplace burnout by providing physicians the chance to converse with peers about stressors they are encountering. Titled "The Virtual Doctors’ Lounge," ArMA said the peer group will allow physicians to share concerns with someone who understands the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Assemblymember Rob Bonta on health disparities and the COVID pandemic

Shawna De La Rosa | Oct 21, 2020 | California

Assemblymember Rob Bonta represents California’s 18th Assembly District, which includes the central East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Before being elected to office in 2012, he was an Alameda City Councilman. Bonta is on the Committee of Health. He is also a co-chair of the COVID-19 Racial Disparities...[ Read More ]

Topical Agenda for the 2020 Southern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference now available!

Emily Boerger | Oct 21, 2020 | California

The Topical Agenda and event page for our 2020 Southern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on December 8th is now live! State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers – each working to improve our health care system in their own way – into a unified conversation in a...[ Read More ]

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