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What They're Watching: Dustin Corcoran, CMA

Emily Boerger | Jul 1, 2019 | California

Health coverage, homelessness, and maternal mortality bills heard in committee

Laura Lundberg | Jun 26, 2019 | California

On Tuesday, the California State Assembly Committee on Health held a committee hearing on a series of Senate Bills related to health care coverage, a health home program, and pregnancy and childbirth. Some members were not in attendance, so the following bills have been left on call.      Notable...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Vaccine bill, Master Plan for Aging, Sarah Steenhausen

Emily Boerger | Jun 20, 2019 | California

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’m bringing you the next two editions of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the senior reporter here at State of Reform, where I’m usually covering health care in California and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on what...[ Read More ]

California vaccine exemption bill amended in order to advance

Emily Viles | Jun 20, 2019 | California

A contentious California vaccination bill has been amended in order to be considered by the Governor. Senate Bill 276, Immunizations: medical exemptions, was amended for the fifth time by the sponsor of the bill, Sen. Richard Pan, on Monday. The bill is designed to crackdown on the number of vaccine...[ Read More ]

Bill to expand access to birth control moves forward

| Jun 17, 2019 | California

Californians are one step closer to increased birth control access. Assembly Bill 1264, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), would allow Californians to access birth control prescriptions through a phone app by clarifying prescribing telehealth law related to appropriate prior examination. After passing the Assembly floor 64-0-16, the bill...[ Read More ]

Updates on the Value Based Payment Program

Laura Lundberg | Jun 14, 2019 | California

On Thursday, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) held a meeting to discuss the final information and measures for the Value Based Payment (VBP) program through Medi-Cal managed care health plans (MCPs). The program was part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget for 2019-20 and aims to provide...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Sarah Steenhausen, The SCAN Foundation

Emily Boerger | Jun 14, 2019 | California

Sarah Steenhausen is the Senior Policy Advisor at the SCAN Foundation. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss the CA Master Plan for aging and key elements the plan will need to be effective. “Well, at the SCAN Foundation our primary focus is more broadly...[ Read More ]

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