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Tweet Storm for Medi-Cal expansion

Marjie High | Mar 14, 2019 | California

Bill paves the way for direct contracting pilots

Marjie High | Mar 12, 2019 | California

Introduced just before the bill cutoff by newly Democratic Assemblymember Brain Maienschein (D – 77), AB 1429 would change existing insurance regulations to allow a 5-year pilot to gage the cost savings possible when self-funded employer health plans and union trusts contract directly with provider groups in risk-bearing contract. Currently,...[ Read More ]

Joint Health Committees hear recommendations for mental health delivery system improvement

Marjie High | Mar 8, 2019 | California

In the second of a two-part series of hearings on the Medi-Cal Mental Health System, the Assembly and Senate Joint Committees on Health heard information and suggestions for improvement for the Medi-Cal Mental Health Delivery System on March 5, 2019. The legislators began by hearing from the Director Jennifer Kent...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom Appoints Pediatrician and Renowned Public Health Expert to Lead Health and Human Services Agency

| Mar 6, 2019 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom today appointed practicing pediatrician and director of health and social impact for Los Angeles County Mark Ghaly as his secretary for the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS). As both a physician and an expert in public health, Ghaly brings a deep knowledge and understanding of how...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Deck chairs and the Titanic, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez, Medi-Cal Mental Health

| Mar 5, 2019 | California

There are a lot of great outlets covering California health policy. So, when we send you these 5 Things We're Watching in California health care each month, we recognize you have a lot of information options. So, these are five items we think are worth knowing about amidst all of...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

Marjie High | Mar 4, 2019 | California

Assmeblywoman Lorena Gonzalez represents California's 80th Legislative District and is Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. She joins us for this edition of What They're Watching to discuss working together in health care. "I'm watching how we cover as many people as possible.  How do we ensure everybody has access to...[ Read More ]

New geriatric emergency department opens in La Jolla

Marjie High | Feb 28, 2019 | California

UC San Diego Health, together with West Health, a San Diego Foundation dedicated to improving health and quality of life for the aging population, celebrated the grand opening of The Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit (SECU) last week. The unit is located at the UC San Diego...[ Read More ]

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