This edition of “5 Things We’re Watching” features stakeholder thoughts on Newsom’s vetoes of well-supported bills, a conversation on CalAIM with Local Health Plans of California CEO Linnea Koopmans, and a look at how CalOptima is leveraging text messaging to get more Medi-Cal members vaccinated. Thanks for reading, and if you have any input on what … Read more

Sen. Sydney Kamlager’s Assembly Bill 369 was one of the several bills vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom at the conclusion of his 2021 legislation signings. The bill would have allowed for persons experiencing homelessness to be deemed eligible for Medi-Cal benefits.     In his veto statement, Newsom said that programs already in place address … Read more