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Preparing for the Future

The following statement was released today by Sandra R. Hernández, President & Chief Executive Officer, California Health Care Foundation: Every day, the women and men charged with providing health care to California’s 40 million residents work heroically. In helping people in California achieve healthier lives, this network of health professionals not only upholds the highest [...]

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Trump’s “health plan” raises major alarms in California

Responding to President-elect Donald Trump’s “health plan” released today (https://www.greatagain.gov/policy/healthcare.html), here’s a comment from Anthony Wright, executive director, Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition: “President-elect Trump’s health plan of a few paragraphs has virtually no detail, but just enough to raise major alarm about the significant threats to Medicare, Medicaid, the [...]

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All consumers should check out California Healthcare Compare

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement this week:  California Healthcare Compare is a new tool that provides the public with access to important information about the price and quality of medical care in California. Californians have had very little access to price information before seeking medical care. In the last few years, we’ve [...]

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Pérez makes case for medical interpreters

California Assembly Speaker John Pérez, D-Los Angeles, is pushing legislation – AB 163 – that provides funding to Medi-Cal for interpreter services to patients whose English is limited. “More than 40 percent of Californians speak a language other than English at home, and almost 7 million Californians have a limited English proficiency. At some point [...]

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500 new jobs in Valley

Covered California has announced that Fresno will be the location for one of three state-of-the-art call centers that will handle questions from Californians, and help them understand the new health benefits available through the Affordable Care Act. Almost 500 staff will be hired and trained at the Fresno call center to assist consumers with online [...]

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