Month: September 2017

California Department of Health Care Services Confirms Graham-Cassidy Legislation Would Be Devastating for Health Care in California

September 25, 2017

On September 22, 2017, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a fiscal analysis of pending Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal legislation authored by U.S. Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller and Johnson (Graham-Cassidy). The DHCS analysis, prepared in collaboration…

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The U.S. Senate is contemplating ACA repeal legislation that could lead to 6.7 million Californians losing coverage

September 21, 2017

The Number of Uninsured in California Could Reach 10 million by 2027 Under the latest Republican ACA “repeal and replace” bill, 6.7 million Californians could lose coverage and California could lose in one year an amount in federal funding equivalent to more than one-third of…

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Fact Sheet November 2017 – Remaining Uninsured in California

September 13, 2017

California benefited more than most states from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because California fully embraced the ACA opportunities to expand coverage and streamline enrollment and retention processes. This also means that California has the most at stake in federal efforts to repeal…

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U.S. Senate Hearings Focus on Short-Term Market Stabilization Initiatives

September 11, 2017

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held two hearings last week on stabilizing premiums and strengthening the individual insurance market for 2018. Several Governors and State Insurance Commissioners testified on market stabilization proposals they believed…

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California Assembly Speaker Creates New Select Committee to focus on Health Care Reform

September 7, 2017

On August 25, 2017, Speaker of the California Assembly, Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), announced the formation of the new Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage. The committee, co-chaired by assembly members, Joaquin Arambula, MD (D-Fresno) and Jim Wood,…

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