Month: May 2013

California Legislature takes action on health bills

May 30, 2013

On May 29, 2013, AB 900 passed a third reading (75-0) and now heads to the Senate.  The companion bill in the Senate is SB 640.  AB 900 would exempt skilled nursing facilities (that are distinct components of acute care hospitals) from the 10 percent reduction in specified Medi-Cal…

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Visions for Reaching an Agreement on Expanding Medi-Cal

May 29, 2013

California is one of the nation’s leaders in implementing the Affordable Care Act for its 7 million uninsured residents. In December 2012, the Governor’s Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force issued its report delineating California’s goals and steps to improve the health…

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Covered California Releases List of Plans and Rates for 2014

May 23, 2013

This morning Covered California released a summary of the plans, benefits and premiums that it will be offering to individuals in 2014. Enrollment begins October 1, and coverage begins January 1, 2014. Thirteen plans will offer benefits in the state’s 19 regions. The plans include…

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Covered California Awards $37 Million in Grants for Outreach and Education

May 20, 2013

On May 14, 2013, Covered California announced it will be awarding $37 million in grants to 48 organizations for outreach and education efforts to individuals and small businesses. “Together, we can significantly strengthen our effort to ensure as many Californians as possible are…

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Administration Proposes State-Based Medi-Cal Expansion in May Revise

May 14, 2013

The Governor’s May Revise was released earlier today, which showed an additional $4.5 billion in tax revenue, a $1.1 billion reserve, proposed “an affordable and sustainable path for a state-based expansion” of the Medi-Cal program with a “commensurate shift in some responsibilities…

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CaliforniACA: April 2013 Newsletter

May 6, 2013

Legislation Legislature Passes First Set of Special Session Bills The Senate and Assembly voted to approve ABX1 2 (Pan, D-Sacramento) and SBX1 2 (Hernandez, D-West Covina) respectively, which would reform the individual and small employer health insurance markets and ban pre-existing…

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