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Newsom’s May Revised budget proposal further promotes health care affordability and equity

| May 18, 2022 | California

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s long-awaited May Revision of his proposed budget for FY 22-23 was released on Friday, proposing a total of $227.6 billion ($67.4 billion General Fund (GF)) for all health and human services programs. This is a $10 billion increase from Newsom’s January proposal.     The image below...[ Read More ]

Potential Roe overturn places increased importance on California’s 13-bill reproductive health package, state leaders say

| May 17, 2022 | California

With the prospect of the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, California leaders have been vocal about their determination to maintain the state’s status as a safe haven for individuals seeking abortion and other reproductive health care.     The California Legislative Women’s Caucus released a 13-bill package in...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom Announces $181 Million in Awards for 13 New Homekey Projects

| Mar 17, 2022 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced $181 million in funding for 13 new Homekey projects across the state. When fully operational, the projects will provide 605 housing units for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. Today’s announcement, when added to recent Homekey Round 2 awards, means the state has funded...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Newsom's budget, Health committee meetings, DHCS BH assessment

| Jan 20, 2022 | California

We recently hosted the Convening Panel meeting for our upcoming 2022 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Using the valuable input of our stakeholders, the State of Reform team is currently building a Topical Agenda for the event on March 23rd. So, keep your eyes out for a breakdown of the...[ Read More ]

Following veto of patient steering bill, California pharmacists express disappointment

| Oct 14, 2021 | California

Among the numerous bills vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in his final decisions on 2021 legislation signings on Saturday, Senate Bill 524, authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner, was one of them. The “Choose Your Own Pharmacist” bill would have helped ensure that patients can use the pharmacy they prefer by...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Comments on draft RFP, Detailed Agenda, State HIE timeline

| Aug 19, 2021 | California

The modeling for COVID suggests that California is going to do relatively well against the Delta variant compared to other states. The early mask mandate in LA probably helped. At 42%, California has the highest proportion of residents in any state saying they are "always wearing a mask when leaving home." California...[ Read More ]