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Q&A: Asm. Nazarian talks prescription drug costs and planned legislation for 2022

| Dec 30, 2021 | California

Asm. Adrin Nazarian (D – Los Angeles) has served California’s 46th Assembly District since 2012. He currently chairs the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee and sits on the Health Committee. In this Q&A, Nazarian discusses his health policy priorities for the upcoming legislative session, including lowering prescription drug costs...[ Read More ]

MNA conflicts with MHA over nurse-patient assignment ratio bill package

| Jul 27, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) called on state legislators last week to set limits on nurse-patient assignment ratios in hospitals to improve patient outcomes and reduce burnout. The Safe Patient Care Act, a bill package in both chambers of the Michigan legislature, would address these concerns. The Michigan Health and...[ Read More ]

An update on health care bills we’re watching in Washington

Madeline Shannon | Jan 27, 2020 | Washington

At the beginning of the third week of Washington’s 2020 legislative session, several health-related bills have been the subject of public hearings in multiple committees. Some have already passed the Senate, while others are still in committee. Some that are just being introduced might not make it all the way...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Bills in committee, Jennifer Stoll, Use our stuff

| Apr 8, 2019 | California

The legislature takes its spring recess next week, but in three weeks, the first policy cutoff looms. In talking with Sacramento stakeholders, it's still not entirely clear whether this will be a significant session for health care legislation or not. There are some pieces in place, but whether they come...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Trish La Chica, Hawaii Public Health Institute

Emily Boerger | Mar 5, 2019 | Hawaii

Trish La Chica is the Policy and Advocacy Director at Hawaii Public Health Institute. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss tobacco control and prevention. “Going into this legislative session our main priority areas really continue to be tobacco control and prevention, particularly for our...[ Read More ]

Health care bills we're watching in Hawaii

Emily Boerger | Jan 31, 2019 | Hawaii

There have been a flurry of health-related bills introduced during the first two weeks of Hawaii’s 2019 legislative session. From mental health and homelessness, to a long list of potential new pilot programs, here are eight bills that caught our eye:   Mental Health: HB 1597: This bill would establish...[ Read More ]