Tag Archives: California

What Could Happen If The Administration Stops Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments To Insurers?

The decision allowing 17 state attorneys general to join the House v. Price cost-sharing reduction litigation complicates the President’s ability to stop the CSR payments, but rumors that he will do so continue. This post focuses on issues that will arise if the administration defunds the CSRs.

August 2, 2017

State Single Payer And Medicaid Buy-In: A Look At California, New York, And Nevada

As more states seek to develop their own unique systems and solutions, we appear to be in a time where states are truly the laboratories of health care policy.

June 30, 2017

California’s Coverage Expansion: Fiscal And Political Risks

Even if the US Senate substantially changes the American Health Care Act, California’s notoriously cyclical economy may ultimately render the state’s heroic health care coverage expansion untenable.

May 30, 2017

Amid ACA Uncertainty, Covered California’s Risk Profile Remains Stable

One of the constant concerns about the ACA and the status of the exchanges involves the average health status of enrollees in these state Marketplaces. Results reveal encouraging news, for amid talk of death spirals, it suggests Covered California continues to attract a healthy mix of enrollees.

May 15, 2017

Health Philanthropy’s Role In Uncertain Times, NIH Funding, Oral Health: A Round-Up Of Foundation Blogs

These thoughtful pieces on some daunting challenges were published by foundations and a foundation grantee.

April 27, 2017

How Californians Could Benefit From ACA ‘Repeal And Replace’

There are at least two major areas where California could cooperate with the Trump Administration and the Republican Congress: improving coverage and access for the working poor, and controlling health care costs.

February 9, 2017

How States Can Expand Access To Palliative Care

Given the states’ role in funding safety-net programs, as well as the fact that early signs indicate a push towards more privatization of Medicare and Medicaid, states should consider levers to expand local access to palliative care.

January 30, 2017

Telehealth Alone Will Not Increase Health Care Access For The Underserved

Telehealth requires integration into a well-functioning health care system that has the capacity to address all the additional patient needs that telehealth generates.

December 15, 2016

State Interest In 1332 Waivers Gaining Steam

In just the past few weeks, there have been interesting new developments on the 1332 waiver front.

November 2, 2016

California’s Proposition 61: Will Direct Democracy Impact Prescription-Drug Pricing?

Even in this unconventional election season, California politics has generated little national interest, but one of the initiatives on this year’s California ballot because may have important implications for drug pricing and policy nationwide.

November 1, 2016