Today we are quoted in Breitbart, the President’s favorite source for news, in a story about two health care bills that Health Access either sponsored or was the main supporter. Since we know something about the subject, we humbly offer this fact-check of the article. It’s almost impressive how the article is mistaken and/or misleading in […] Read More
Governor Jerry Brown has signed two important health consumer protection bills, SB 133 (Hernandez) and AB 156 (Wood), aimed at protecting the 2 million Californians who purchase health care on the individual market from the Trump Administration’s attempts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, inject uncertainty into the marketplace, disrupt people’s health care and make […] Read More
The U.S. Senate announced today that it will not take a vote on the Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal proposal, which would have undone key patient protections, cut and capped Medicaid, and phased-out (and by 2027 zeroed-out) all funding from the Affordable Care Act. The proposal would have been devastating – deliberately and disproportionately – for California’s health care system, ultimately resulting in $53 billion/year in cuts and over 7 million more uninsured in our state.
The US Senate Finance Committee will hold a single hearing today on a radical proposal by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.to dramatically cut our nation’s health care system, a proposal that with only one hearing, only 90 seconds of Senate floor debate scheduled, and no Congressional Budget Office analysis of the coverage or […] Read More
Today, over 100 health, consumer, and patient groups called on our California Congressmembers to denounce the new ACA repeal legislation by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, which would not just cut California’s budget and health system by tens of billions of dollars and leave over 6.7 million more Californians uninsured, but would […] Read More
As of this writing, two important health consumer protection bills helping to blunt federal attacks on the individual market face final votes on the final day of the 2017 California Legislative session. The bills seek to protect California consumers from the actions of the Trump Administration seeking to undermine the success of the Affordable Care […] Read More
Earlier this week, SB 17, by Senator Ed Hernandez, passed off the Senate floor on a concurrence vote, putting California only a Governor’s signature away from enacting nationally impactful prescription drug price reform. After receiving overwhelming bipartisan support heading out of the State Assembly, the State Senate also affirmed that addressing drug prices increases is a […] Read More
New 2016 Census data released this week has made it official: California has had the largest drop in the uninsured rate of all 50 states from 2013 to 2016, going from 6.5 million uninsured to 2.8 million, now down to a 7.3% uninsured rate. The uninsured rate in both the United States and in California […] Read More
Immigrants are a critical part of our nation’s history and society, and our health system is stronger when everyone is included.
Congress is back in session today. The good news is that there are bipartisan hearings scheduled, with testimony from a group of bipartisan Governors who last week released a series of recommendations for improving the ACA, including funding the cost-sharing reductions, reinsurance, fixing the family glitch, aggressive outreach and enrollment, and more. The bad news […] Read More