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What They're Watching: Scott Christman, OSHPD

Emily Boerger | Sep 3, 2019 | California

Vaping related illnesses in several states may spark additional legislative change

Emily Viles | Aug 29, 2019 | California, Texas, Utah

Several states are now looking into lung-related illnesses possibly linked to electronic cigarette use. Utah, Texas and California are among those states investigating vaping-related illness following a number of cases.  State-level investigations come less than a week after the CDC identified a cluster of lung illnesses related to electronic cigarette...[ Read More ]

Attorney General Becerra Leads multistate coalition seeking preliminary injunction to halt Trump Administration’s public charge rule

| Aug 27, 2019 | California

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra last night led a coalition of five attorneys general in filing a motion for preliminary injunction to block the Trump Administration’s Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule, known as the “Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Public Charge Rule,” from taking effect while litigation continues. The Rule targets working immigrants and their families by...[ Read More ]

2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Detailed Agenda is now available!

Laura Lundberg | Aug 23, 2019 | California

The full Detailed Agenda for the 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference on September 18th is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that has helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Legislative update, BH Integration, Holly Smith

| Aug 20, 2019 | California

I'm at the LA Business Journal Health Care Leadership Forum and Awards event today with about 140 LA area health care leaders. It's a good event that reminds me of the importance of focusing on what's working, and the innovation already finding success. Like Carmen Ibarra's organization, The Achievable Foundation, which is...[ Read More ]

Access & behavioral health legislation still moving forward in California

Emily Boerger | Aug 19, 2019 | California

The California Legislature reconvened last week after the summer recess, setting in motion final policy pushes for the 2019 legislative session. This session has already seen several meaningful pieces of health-related legislation pass – including expanding coverage to undocumented immigrants, a statewide “individual mandate,” and the expanded availability of subsidies....[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Holly Smith, Optimetra

Laura Lundberg | Aug 19, 2019 | California

Holly Smith is the CEO of Optimetra, a consulting firm that offers strategy, positioning, proposals, and solution design services for health care organizations. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss differentiating your brand from others. “Our focus right now is the same focus that we've...[ Read More ]

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