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L.A. Care successfully defends Medi-Cal, averting significant financial blow to the program

| Jan 13, 2020 | California

L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, is pleased to announce that the Second District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of L.A. Care in a lawsuit involving payments to out-of-network providers. This first-of-its kind case is a culmination of a five-year legal battle that...[ Read More ]

2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Keynote: One on One; John Baackes

Emily Boerger | Oct 1, 2019 | California

Our lunch keynote at the 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference featured one-on-one interviews with three of California’s most important health care and health policy leaders. Our host, DJ Wilson, sat down with these leaders where he asked forward-looking questions in hopes of leveraging their experience to...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Keynote panel, Asm. Devon Mathis, Executive moves

| Aug 7, 2019 | California

The end of the legislative session is on the horizon, and a number of folks in Sacramento are ready to take a breath. At our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference, we will hear from a number of insiders with their take on the session, the progress of...[ Read More ]

L.A. Care awards $1.2 million to help launch Health Homes

Emily Boerger | Jul 23, 2019 | California

At the beginning of July, L.A. Care announced their plan to invest $1.2 million to help 20 clinics and organizations implement the Health Homes Program (HHP). HHP, established through the Affordable Care Act, is an optional Medicaid State Plan benefit designed to coordinate care for individuals with chronic and complex...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Public option, Glenn Raup, What you missed

| May 23, 2019 | California

With the May budget revise now out, the legislature is moving towards finalizing the fiscal plan for the state by June 15. We'll have more on that in our next issue of 5 Things. For this issue, we're tracking a few "whoa" moments out in California health care in the last few...[ Read More ]

John Baackes pens op-ed on the viability of a public option

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2019 | California

John Baackes is the CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan covering more than 2 million members. The Hill recently featured an op-ed written by Baackes where he makes the case for the viability of a public option.     In his op-ed, Baackes...[ Read More ]