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Employer groups call on Congress to ensure quality, affordable health care

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2020 | California, Colorado, Texas, Washington

The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), along with several other organizations, sent a letter to congressional leadership on Tuesday outlining recommendations to ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. PBGH represents private employers and public purchasers that collectively spend $100 billion...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Sue Birch, Health Care Authority

Emily Boerger | Mar 23, 2020 | Washington

Sue Birch is the Director of the Washington State Health Care Authority, where she leads the largest health care purchaser in the state. She has served in the position since being appointed by Gov. Inslee on January 1, 2018. Birch joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to...[ Read More ]

Assembly Committee discusses the creation of a Cost Containment Commission in California

Emily Boerger | Feb 27, 2020 | California

The Assembly Health Committee held an informational hearing on Tuesday to discuss potential health cost containment options for California.  According to a recent survey from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), 84% of Californians rate making health care more affordable as either “extremely important” or “very important.” The survey also...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: State of the State, Convening Panel, Beth Andersen

| Feb 19, 2020 | California

Early voting is underway for the March 3rd presidential primary, where the haul of delegates from California (495) will swamp the early delegate counts from Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina (155). My money is on a brokered convention, where no candidate enters the DNC with a majority of delegates....[ Read More ]

Survey: Mental health care and rising costs are top concerns for Californians

Emily Boerger | Feb 13, 2020 | California

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) released its second annual California Health Policy Survey on Thursday, providing an analysis of Californians’ opinions on a broad range of health-related topics. The survey, conducted in conjunction with national survey research firm SSRS, asked 1,408 Californians for their opinions on health care costs,...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Brenda Gleason, M2 Health Care Consulting

Emily Boerger | Jul 9, 2019 | Washington

Brenda Gleason is the President of M2 Health Care Consulting. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss keeping insurance premiums affordable. “I think in Washington health care, first of all [Washington is] one of the most innovative places in the country as far as really...[ Read More ]