Type: Blogs

Affordability, Cost Containment, Federal, Hospitals, Mergers, OHCA

Health Access Joins New National Coalition: Consumers for Fair Hospital Pricing

Health Access California is proud to be a part of a new national coalition of health consumer advocates that are taking on skyrocketing hospital costs as a main driver of our growingly unaffordable health system. Consumers for Fair Hospital Pricing is about standing up to the big hospitals that have become big business, and fighting […]

Announcement

Mark Your Calendars! Support Us on May 4th for Big Day of Giving

Start your plan to give! May 4th is the annual Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour giving event to raise funds for local nonprofits. We’re excited to be participating this year to support our work. At Health Access, we recognize that California’s diverse communities have distinct needs and issues. As a team, we work tirelessly […]

Budget, Legislation

2023 Health Access Policy Priorities

With daylight savings time upon us and most of the state experiencing near-record snowpack levels, there’s one other forecast we can expect like any other season, and that’s the beginning of a new state legislative session! Building off another successful year of historic health consumer wins, Health Access is advancing a robust 2023 health reform […]

Affordability, Budget, Covered California, Gov. Newsom, Medi-Cal, Undocumented

Top Health Care Takeaways from Governor Newsom’s 2023-24 CA Budget Proposal

On Tuesday Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed 2023-24 state budget, continuing commitments to expand and improve Medi-Cal, including the plan to remove all barriers for income-eligible Californians, regardless of immigration status, in Medi-Cal beginning January 2024. As we continue to face an ongoing pandemic and increasing economic uncertainty, we applaud this step to include […]

Announcement

Our Logo has Changed. Our Mission Hasn’t.

You may notice we look a little different. Health Access has unveiled a new logo and website that better reflects our bold advocacy for California’s health care consumers. It’s still the Health Access you’ve grown to know over the last 35 years, but now with a new style. Our new logo adapts to the changing […]

Affordability, Affordable Care Act, Ballot Measures, Covered California, Federal, Medicare, Prescription Drugs

This Election Vote to Protect Your Health

Together, we have made major progress this year to advance health reform, with Congress passing the Inflation Reduction Act that lowered health care premiums, and finally standing up to Big Pharma, giving Medicare the ability to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices. This election will decide if we keep building on that momentum–or go backwards. […]

Access, Affordability, Budget, Care4AllCA, Cost Containment, Covered California, DMHC, Equity, Expanding Coverage, Health Reform, Health4All, Insurers, LGBT, Medi-Cal, Prescription Drugs, Quality, Timely Access, Undocumented, Uninsured

Major Health Care Consumer Wins this #CALeg and #CABudget Session

With the Governor’s final actions on bills last week, health consumer advocates applauded a major year in health reform, where California continued its leadership on health care access, affordability, and equity. Californians will see both short and long-term benefits from the bills and budget items adopted by Governor Newsom and the state legislature this year […]