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What They're Watching: Jeffrey Lewis, Legacy Health Endowment

Kylie Walsh | Jun 18, 2018 | California

Charity care amounts falling, but reason is debated

Marjie High | Jun 15, 2018 | California

Kaiser Permanente opens new state-of-the-art medical office building in downtown Sacramento

| Jun 12, 2018 | California

Kaiser Permanente opened a new state-of-the-art medical office building in downtown Sacramento, becoming the only provider to offer major health care services in the city’s center. The six-story Kaiser Permanente Downtown Commons Medical Office Building, located at 501 J Street and just a block from Golden 1 Center, offers primary and specialty...[ Read More ]

Medi-Cal expansions left out of budget compromise

Marjie High | Jun 11, 2018 | California

Health care coverage expansions favored by Democrats and single-payer advocates did not survive the California State Budget compromise announced Friday. The proposals, including extending Medi-Cal coverage to eligible undocumented youth and seniors, expanding Covered California premium subsidies to those up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, and a Medi-Cal...[ Read More ]

All payer claims database survives budget compromise

Marjie High | Jun 11, 2018 | California

Governor Jerry Brown and California legislators reached a budget compromise on June 8, 2018, that includes a one time grant of $60 million to fund a state-wide all payer claims database. The allocation funds AB 2502 which passed the Assembly unopposed in late May and was referred to the Senate...[ Read More ]

ACA left to die on the vine by the DOJ

Marjie High | Jun 8, 2018 | California, Federal, Oregon, Washington

In yet another break with convention, the DOJ announced its refusal to defend the Affordable Care Act in a Federal lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas Thursday night, indicating in a letter to Congress and an accompanying brief to the court that it supports Republican states that have sued...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Primary Election Edition

| Jun 6, 2018 | California

I was joined by Kylie Walsh, Marjie High and Emily Boerger for some late night return watching and reporting last night following the big primary day.  You've gotten the headlines already, I'm sure, but we wanted to get you some of the implications for health policy from yesterday's election for...[ Read More ]

California Lieutenant Governor Race: Sen. Ed Hernandez

Emily Boerger | Jun 5, 2018 | California

With the primary election for California Lieutenant Governor today, we highlighted recent comments from Senator Ed Hernandez who has been a keynote speaker at several of our conferences. At our 2018 Northern California conference, Sen. Hernandez offered remarks on his campaign and his intent to stay involved in health care...[ Read More ]