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 conference speakers when we release … Read more

California began its 6-year implementation of the newly-established Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA) in July 2022. With stakeholders waiting in anticipation for the first steps of implementation to be completed, Kristof Stremikis, Director of Market Analysis and Insight at the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), says he expects the office to be successful in … Read more

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 legislature and insight on how … Read more

Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of the $308 billion state budget on June 30th, which includes $30 million to establish and administer the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA), Newsom officially codified the OHCA’s creation into law with the signing of Senate Bill 184.     SB 184, a budget trailer bill sponsored by the … Read more

We enjoyed seeing so many of you at last month’s 2022 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. With this being our first non-virtual conference in Sacramento since 2019, it was wonderful to have an opportunity to host these important conversations on health policy in person. View our “What You Missed” video for an idea of the … Read more

At the 2022 NorCal State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week, three health policy experts discussed how the state’s proposed Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA) could provide solutions to the problem of increasingly high health care prices in California, as well as address anti-competitive behavior that has been taking place in the industry. … Read more

Last Wednesday, the California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a brief assessing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget proposals to improve access to health care insurance and health care affordability in California. The brief also identifies potential problems and provides additional recommendations for each of his proposals.     Expanding full-scope Medi-Cal coverage The LAO concluded that … Read more