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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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Divergent Health Care Proposals Emerge at the Federal Level

This week, two very different proposals related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and federal health insurance marketplaces were introduced by members of Congress. Washington continues to debate and discuss potential options to health care reforms, and we highlight some of this week’s activities below. Cassidy-Graham Proposal Led by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and…

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Senate Finance Committee Announces Agreement on 5-Year CHIP Reauthorization

This week, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Vice Chair Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) announced agreement on a $35 billion five-year funding extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Such long-term extension is expected to provide stability to the CHIP program and its beneficiaries, as well as increased flexibility for states to administer…

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Experts Concerned Recent Vaccine Study May be Misleading to Pregnant Women

A recent article published in the academic journal Vaccine may be misleading to pregnant women, according to experts. The article provides puzzling data suggesting an association—not a causal link—between miscarriage and previous receipt of back-to-back annual pH1N1 influenza vaccines. This study is the first of its kind to explore such connection between influenza vaccines and…

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2017 Annual Meeting Deadline Next Week

As a reminder, CHEAC Annual Meeting hotel reservations must be made by today Friday, September 8.  Annual Meeting registration is still open through next Friday, September 15.  More information on how to register and secure hotel reservations can be found here.  We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim!

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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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President Trump Signs Harvey Relief Package

This afternoon President Trump signed a package to provide $15.3 billion in disaster assistance to Hurricane Harvey ravaged communities in Texas and Louisiana.  The proposal, passed by the House this morning on a 316-90 vote, extends the federal debt ceiling as well as funds the government at current levels through Friday, December 8.  Meanwhile, both…

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CHIP Reauthorization May be Extended Long-Term

With the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) set to expire at the end of September, the Senate may be eyeing a long-term extension of the program, potentially up to five years. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and who co-authored the original CHIP bill with Senator Ted Kennedy, indicated this…

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