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As the session revs up, key legislative deadlines to watch

Marjie High | Jan 16, 2019 | California

What They're Watching: Michael Lujan, Oscar Health

Marjie High | Jan 15, 2019 | California

Symphony Provider Directory launches to streamline provider information reporting

Marjie High | Jan 15, 2019 | California

The Integrated Healthcare Association’s (IHA) new Symphony Provider Directory hard-launched last week on January 8, 2019. Back in June 2018, IHA soft-launched the pilot Provider Directory Utility, which has since been re-named. Funded by a $50 million grant from Blue Shield of California, and tested in collaboration with Anthem Blue...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom takes immediate action on health care and prescription drug pricing

Sara Gentzler | Jan 8, 2019 | California

On the day he was sworn in as California’s 40th Governor, Gavin Newsom announced several actions he would take related to healthcare: two executive orders and a letter to Congress and the White House -- all of which he signed immediately -- plus a preview of a couple healthcare-related items...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: 2020 Democratic nominee, prescription drug cost transparency, Dilek Barlow

| Jan 4, 2019 | California

2019 is here and upon us, which—sadly—means that the race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States is set to begin. The legislature hasn't even started in earnest yet, and candidates are coming forward...  I mention this because, as you'll see below, California's role in 2020 will...[ Read More ]

How California's single payer debate will drive national Democratic politics

DJ Wilson | Jan 4, 2019 | California

I sort of hate to tell you this, but the first Democratic Party sanctioned televised debate among candidates for the nomination for President is coming up in June, now just five months away. The Democratic field of candidates for the nomination is going to be a big one.  It'll be...[ Read More ]

Five reasons why Kamala Harris might become the Democratic nominee for president

DJ Wilson | Jan 3, 2019 | California

  It is increasingly likely that US Senator Kamala Harris will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America.  And, if it isn't her, it's likely the nominee will look an awful lot like her. I'll make the case below, but don't just take it from...[ Read More ]

Department of Managed Health Care releases new Prescription Drug Cost Transparency Report

Emily Boerger | Jan 2, 2019 | California

The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) released its Prescription Drug Cost Transparency Report last week, detailing data submitted by 25 health plans on the costs of covered prescription drugs and their impact on health plan premiums. The report concludes that prescription drug costs have a significant impact on...[ Read More ]