Month: November 2017

The Clock is Ticking – Will Congress Act Before 1.3 Million Children and Pregnant Women Lose Coverage in California?

November 29, 2017

Congress allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire on September 30, 2017, putting in jeopardy coverage for approximately 1.3 million children and pregnant women in California. CHIP is a health coverage program for low- and moderate-income children and pregnant…

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Health Career Connection (HCC) is now accepting applications

November 21, 2017

Health Career Connection (HCC) is now accepting applications from undergraduate students and recent college graduates for PAID full-time, summer internships in the field of public health and healthcare. HCC's comprehensive program offers students opportunity to get real-world experience,…

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House Bill Sets the Stage to Reauthorize Key Safety-Net Programs

November 7, 2017

By not acting before October 1 of this year, Congress allowed two critical health care safety net programs to expire. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage for low- and moderate-income children and pregnant women. The federal 330 Health Center Grant…

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Office of the Patient Advocate unveils new Health Plan Report Card

November 7, 2017

At the end of October, the Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) released the 2017-18 edition of its Health Care Quality Report Cards, an online tool to help Californians make informed decisions when choosing a health plan. The Report Cards rate California’s ten largest Health Maintenance…

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One of these things is not like the others – Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment underway in California

November 4, 2017

Open enrollment for 2018 individual coverage through California’s ACA exchange, Covered California, (and in the non-exchange individual market) began November 1, 2017 and extends through January 31, 2018. This open enrollment period comes at a time of uncertainty about the future…

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California Opioid Safety Network Accelerator Program Job Openings

November 1, 2017

The California Opioid Safety Network Accelerator Program is seeking motivated college graduates who are interested in engaging with communities working to reduce opioid-related death. Although California has not been impacted as severely as other areas in the country, there are still…

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California Health Policy Strategies Publishes Reentry Health Policy Project

November 1, 2017

California Health Policy Strategies (CalHPS) published a report on reentry efforts for prison and jail inmates in need of health and behavioral health care. Reentry Health Policy Project: Meeting the Serious Medical and Mental Health Needs of Californians Leaving Jails and Prison includes…

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