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Q&A: Asm. Joaquin Arambula is continuing to push for Medi-Cal expansion

| Jul 19, 2021 | California

Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, MD, is one of the most proactive health policymakers in the California Legislature. A former emergency room doctor, his experience in the medical field inspired him to become a lawmaker to address the issues he observed in state health care. He was first elected to the Assembly...[ Read More ]

Newsom's budget to signal direction on health policy

| Jan 7, 2020 | California

This Friday, Governor Newsom is expected to release his budget for the new fiscal year starting in July. After mixed reviews on health in his first year, some observers are wondering if there might be more ambition from the governor with this week's budget. According to some health industry insiders,...[ Read More ]

New study shows slow moving improvement in California Managed Care program

Emily Viles | Oct 3, 2019 | California

A new report from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF shows lagging quality in Medi-Cal Managed Care.  The report looks at the quality of care provided by Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) between 2009 and 2018. Authors of...[ Read More ]

Tweet Storm for Medi-Cal expansion

Marjie High | Mar 14, 2019 | California

Health Access California organized a tweet storm March 13 in support of SB 29/AB 4 which would extend Medi-Cal coverage to otherwise eligible undocumented individuals. From 12:00 pm to 1:00pm, Health Access California in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center invited individuals and organizations to tweet under the hashtag...[ Read More ]