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Hours Remain Until Federal Government Shutdown

With hours remaining until the federal government enters a partial shutdown beginning at midnight, a government funding deal has yet to be struck among Congressional leaders and the White House. In what is reported to be a highly volatile situation, Congressional Republicans are beginning to place blame on Senate Democrats for forcing the political standoff…

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Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Convenes First Hearing of Year

Yesterday, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee convened a hearing to provide an overview of the Governor’s proposed 2018-19 Budget. Senator Holly Mitchell, chair of the Committee, remarked on how she was encouraged to see continued investments in critical public services, such as early childhood education, K-12 and higher education, Medi-Cal (via provider rates)…

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LAO Publishes Overview of Governor’s Proposed Budget

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) recently published its overview of Governor Brown’s proposed FY 2018-19 State Budget. The overview details major proposals of the budget, including funding the rainy day reserve fund, boosting spending on schools and community colleges, and supporting new infrastructure projects. The LAO projects that based on their current assessments, revenues…

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Assembly Select Committee on Universal Coverage Holds Third Hearing

On Wednesday, the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage convened an informational hearing on achieving better access and greater value in California. The hearing featured a range of speakers exploring Medi-Cal enrollees’ access to care and physicians, stark differences in provider payments, costs of healthcare, and coverage in California. One…

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CHEAC Opposes Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund

This week, CHEAC signed onto a Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) letter to Congressional leaders expressing disappointment in and opposition to the recent $750 million cut to the federal Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). Recall, the cut was made as part of the December short-term government funding measure and was used to offset temporary…

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HHS Announces New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the formation of the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The new division was created to protect doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals who refuse to take part in certain medical procedures, such as…

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TFAH Releases Report on Racial Healing and Health Equity

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released this week Racial Healing and Achieving Health Equity in the United States, a report that highlights health inequities, the factors that influence them, and policy recommendations to achieve health equity. The report was produced in conjunction with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) initiative….

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Governor Brown Releases 2018-19 State Budget

On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed FY 2018-19 State Budget, marking his final budget proposal of his eight year term. The $190.3 billion ($131.7 billion General Fund) budget includes a $6.1 billion surplus in revenues and would dedicate $3.5 billion of the surplus to the state’s rainy day fund, achieving the constitutional target…

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