Month: May 2018
Health care heavyweights are pouring money into California’s gubernatorial campaign as the primary looms, ramping up support for front-runner Gavin Newsom and financing attack ads against one of his distant Democratic rivals, John Chiang.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra uses a well-worn refrain to describe his role as the state’s chief law enforcement officer: to defend California’s values.
California’s Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Four candidates will appear on the Primary ballot for the Insurance Commissioner role. The top two will advance to the November ballot. The Voter’s Guide has statements from three of the four candidates.
In the past month, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has thrown her support behind two liberal health care bills. Shortly thereafter, her re-election campaign began airing a statewide ad touting her embrace of the policies promoted by the two bills she co-sponsored.
Tax Bill and Obamacare Repeal are Potent Issues in California Congressional Races
With Democrats angling to win back control of the U.S. House, the new tax law and the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare may prove to be important campaign flashpoints against California Republicans, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.
Sutter Health Strikes Back At California Attorney General’s Antitrust Suit
In a high-stakes legal battle over medical market power, Sutter Health has accused California Attorney General Xavier Becerra of overstepping his powers and acting like a “health-care policy czar.”
To Bend the Healthcare Cost Curve, Policymakers Need to Make the Business Case for Change
Bending the healthcare cost curve requires stakeholders to ask themselves one question: "Who makes money in America preventing bad things from happening to patients?"
California Supreme Court Turns Independent Contractor Law On Its Head Making It As Easy As “ABC”
In Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court made a significant change in independent contractor law, adopting an “ABC” test for determining whether an individual is an employee under the Wage Orders.
Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, has devised what could be a powerful new way to hold hospitals accountable for the quality of their care.
It will cost the U.S. government almost $700 billion in subsidies this year help provide Americans under age 65 with health insurance through their jobs or in government-sponsored health programs, according to a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.