Category: Legislative Updates


Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 3 Examines Managed Care Provider Network Adequacy

Today, Senator Richard Pan, on behalf of the Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services, held an oversight hearing to examine provider network adequacy in different managed care models in California. The hearing featured a presentation from Mari Cantwell, Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), on the…

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Assembly Select Committee Holds First Hearings on Universal Coverage

The Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage held two informational hearings this week to examine current health care systems in California and other countries. The hearings featured detailed presentations about public programs, the individual market, employer-based coverage, safety net programs, and universal systems being utilized in countries throughout the world….

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Two Days Remain for Governor to Take Action on Bills

Facing a Sunday deadline to take action on remaining bills approved by the Senate and Assembly, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed and signed into law a wide range of measures this week. Notably, Governor Brown signed a series of measures to improve services and support for women, children, and families, including AB 10 (C. Garcia) that…

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Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage Announces First Hearing Dates

This week, Assembly Members Jim Wood and Joaquin Arambula announced the first hearing dates for the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage. The hearings will be held on Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The first hearing day convene experts to discuss California’s…

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Last Day of 2017 Legislative Session, CHEAC Report to Follow

The California Legislature is set to end the first year of the 2017-18 Legislative Session late this evening. This week has been extremely busy for both the Senate and Assembly as both houses worked their way through remaining legislative proposals, including those on major topics such as housing, immigration, and climate change. CHEAC continues to…

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One Week Remains of Legislative Session

With one week remaining in the 2017 Legislative Session and limited time to advance bills to the governor, both the Senate and Assembly continue to make their way through busy floor session agendas. Today is the deadline for amendments to be made to bills, though a handful of amendments are still expected to come into…

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Speaker Rendon Forms Select Committee on Universal Health Care

On Thursday this week, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced the formation of the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage to develop plans for achieving universal health care in California. The select committee will be chaired by Assembly Members Dr. Joaquin Arambula and Dr. Jim Wood and will hold ongoing hearings…

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Legislature Returns to Sacramento from Summer Recess

After a month-long summer recess, the Legislature returned to Sacramento this week to power through the remaining four weeks of the first year of the legislative session. This week featured lengthy agendas in both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees as next Friday is the deadline for fiscal committees to meet and report all fiscal…

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