Tag: Updates


2014 Year In Review; And a New Website for a New Year

HEALTH ACCESS UPDATE: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW: PROGRESS MADE AND PLANNED; A NEW WEBSITE FOR A NEW YEAR OF CAMPAIGNS *        Historic progress: Over 3 million Californians newly enrolled in coverage, through Medi-Cal, Covered California, and the other reforms of the Affordable Care Act. *        California leads […]


Legislative Wrap-Up: 2014 Bills Signed/Vetoed by the Governor

HEALTH ACCESS UPDATE: Friday, October 10, 2014 2014 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP: GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS KEY PATIENT PROTECTIONS INCLUDING SB964(HERNANDEZ) ON TIMELY ACCESS TO CARE * Other bills of note signed include SB18(Leno/Hernandez) to accept foundation and federal funding for community groups to help Medi-Cal enrollees with renewals; SB1052(Torres) on disclosing formularies; SB1053(Mitchell) on contraceptive coverage; SB1182(Leno) on […]


Key Health Bills On the Governor’s Desk After Legislature Adjourns

HEALTH ACCESS ALERT: Tuesday, September 2, 2014  KEY PATIENT PROTECTIONS ON GOVERNOR’S DESK AS LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS *        Legislature ends 2013-14 session with a flurry of activity; Governor has month of September to sign or veto bills passed, including SB 964 (Hernandez) on network adequacy and timely access to care. *       Also pending on Governor’s desk are key Medi-Cal […]