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Video: California leaders discuss outcomes and inconsistencies in health equity

| Apr 28, 2021 | California

At last week’s “Outcomes and Inconsistencies in Health Equity” panel at the 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health policy conference, California leaders examined the moral implications of this bitter truth and investigated how our system can do better by our neighbors and community members.     This panel, moderated...[ Read More ]

Health care system consolidation bill expected to be heard in late July

Emily Boerger | Jul 16, 2020 | California

California’s bill expanding the attorney general’s oversight of healthcare acquisitions and affiliations passed off the senate floor at the end of June. The bill, SB 977, is supported by AG Xavier Becerra and was introduced by Sen. Bill Monning. SB 977 would require a health care system, private equity group,...[ Read More ]

AG Becerra: State, unions, employers, and workers reach settlement to address alleged anticompetitive practices by Sutter Health

| Dec 20, 2019 | California

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the terms of a settlement agreement reached with Sutter Health (Sutter), the largest hospital system in Northern California. The settlement resolves allegations by the Attorney General, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and Employers Benefit Trust, and class action plaintiffs, that Sutter’s anticompetitive...[ Read More ]

California's Valued Trust members gain access to Sutter Health | Aetna plans

| Jul 30, 2019 | California

Sutter Health | Aetna [last week] announced it has entered into an agreement with California’s Valued Trust (CVT) to provide five Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans. All plans focus on delivering to the education community comprehensive coverage for high-quality care, an integrated member experience and easy-to-access options. Each plan will...[ 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 ]

AG Becerra on health care consolidation in California

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2019 | California

In a recent POLITICO California Pro Q&A with Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California AG commented on a broad range of topics, including consolidation in health care.     In March 2018, Becerra filed a lawsuit against Sutter Health, claiming the hospital system engaged in anti-competitive practices, resulting in higher...[ Read More ]