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Anchorage, October 11, 2023

Upcoming California health bills concerning SUD, student health

| Feb 1, 2023 | California

Despite committees not being scheduled to conduct the first meetings concerning health bills until March, lawmakers are already working on several health-related bills that were prefiled at the end of last year. These include the notable Assembly Bill 4, which would expand Covered California to all Californians, regardless of immigration...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Ballot measures, Legislative update, MMC procurement lawsuits

| Oct 19, 2022 | California

This newsletter features an overview of 2 upcoming ballot initiatives that have significant implications for health policy, a legislative update following the conclusion of the eventful 2021-2022 legislative session, and an overview of some health plans' litigation against DHCS following the controversial announcement of 2024 Medi-Cal Managed Care contract awardees. Thanks...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Children & Youth Behavioral Health Initiative, Medi-Cal on the ground, Moving from awareness to action on health equity

| Sep 20, 2022 | California

The 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference is this Thursday, Sept. 22nd! We're so excited to see folks at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport this week. Peruse the list of panels and speakers scheduled for the day, and if you haven't already, there's still time to register to be with us. We...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: OD prevention programs, Statewide HIE framework, Covered CA rate increase

| Aug 4, 2022 | California

In case you missed it, we recently released the Topical Agenda for the 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on Sept. 22nd! If you haven't already registered, you can do so here. We're currently working to curate speakers for each panel, so keep your eye out for a full list of...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Health bill update, Undocumented Medi-Cal coverage, Solutions for the unhoused

| Jul 7, 2022 | California

Gov. Newsom signed the finalized $308 billion FY 22-23 state budget last week, officially allocating funding to increase access to abortion services, establish an Office of Health Care Affordability, expand Medi-Cal coverage to all undocumented Californians, and more. We cover a couple of the budget's provisions below, along with recent bill movement in the...[ Read More ]

'Medical fascism' or public safety? Lawmakers endure angry public during COVID misinformation bill hearing

| Jun 30, 2022 | California

A bill aiming to give the California Medical Board authority to revoke the licenses of physicians who have disseminated COVID-19 misinformation to patients cleared its most recent hurdle in committee this week. The Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee ultimately passed the controversial bill 9-4, but only after sitting...[ Read More ]