Month: September 2012

Health Reform Implementation Legislation Still Awaiting a Decision from Governor Brown

September 26, 2012

Governor Brown has the remainder of the month of September to decide whether to sign or veto several pieces of health reform implementation legislation that the Legislature has passed. The legislation would implement many elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California. Included…

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The Affordable Care Act: How Is It Financed?

September 26, 2012

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains many important protections and valuable benefits for both consumers and health care providers. Many of these items, such as generous tax credits to help individuals and small businesses purchase health insurance, a sizeable expansion of the Medicaid…

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Los Angeles County Health Care Providers Divided Over Healthy Way L.A. Matched Payments

September 26, 2012

A recent Payers and Providers article depicts L.A. County public and private providers divided over claims payments for a pre-reform expansion program, Healthy Way LA Matched.  The program is L.A. County’s Low Income Health Program (LIHP) as part of the state’s §1115 “Bridge…

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September Exchange Board Meeting: Stakeholder Consultation, Consumer Assistance, SHOP and Service Center Models

September 20, 2012

Executive Director's Report Exchange staff provided legislative and CalHEERS updates, as well as a naming/tagline exploration board status update.  Chris Kelly summarized findings from a preliminary focus group of 66 people, who liked the names "Covered, CA," "CaliHealth," "Avocado,"…

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“Home for Good” Initiative Continues to Persevere Against Homelessness in L.A. County

September 18, 2012

The Home for Good Initiative aims to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L.A. County by 2016. Released in December 2010 by the Business Leader’s Task Force on Homelessness, a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce, the strategic…

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September California Exchange Board Meeting: SHOP, Consumer Assistance, Stakeholder Engagement Options

September 17, 2012

The California Health Benefits Exchange Board will meet in Sacramento tomorrow, September 18, 2012. The agenda includes action on the Exchange's stakeholder engagement plan, the qualified health plan (QHP) solicitation process, and the operations of the Small Business Health Options…

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