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What They're Watching: Diana Shiba, MD, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Marjie High | Feb 18, 2019 | California

Diana Shiba, MD is the Chief Government Relations Officer and Regional Assistant Medical Director for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. She joins us for this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss the cost and stability of the health care market. "I think with Kaiser Permanente, given that we serve...[ Read More ]

L.A. County jail replacement plan sparks questions about the future of behavioral health treatment

Marjie High | Feb 15, 2019 | California

In a 3-2 vote this week, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to convert the County’s Men’s Central Jail into a Mental Health Treatment Center staffed, not by corrections personnel, but by the Department of Mental Health. The move marks a shift in County corrections and mental health treatment...[ Read More ]

Joint hearing on health care affordability reveals policy options, trade-offs

Marjie High | Feb 13, 2019 | California

The Assembly Health Committee and Budget Subcommittee 1 on Health and Human Services and Senate Health Committee and Budget Subcommittee 3 on Health and Human Services met in a join informational session on Feb. 12th to discuss the growing problem of health care affordability in California. Asm. Jim Wood, Chair...[ Read More ]

State of the State provides glimpse of nearer-term health policy agenda

Marjie High | Feb 13, 2019 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address yesterday. And for a governor who has thus far highlighted health care, the issue seemed to play a more moderate role in the update than his preliminary actions in office would suggest. Despite hints at single-payer efforts, key take-aways...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Demetria Malloy, 1115 Waiver, Surgeon General

| Feb 7, 2019 | California

State of Reform is something like a community - one of folks taking ownership of the need to better uphold our end of the bargain in health care today.  And, when our community welcomes in new members, it should be with trumpets and celebrations... Put differently, big congratulations to Katie Heidorn, Beth...[ Read More ]

Questions about Medi-Cal re-procurement and the 1115 waiver

Marjie High | Feb 6, 2019 | California

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has pulled the timeline for Medi-Cal re-procurement from its website. The DHCS website says “There are currently no active procurements out for bid or application at this time. The schedule is currently being reviewed and will be released in the near future.” In...[ Read More ]