Late last year, California Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader for the House of Representatives, sent a letter to all the Governors and Insurance Commissioners, asking how they would repeal Obamacare. The letter was aggressively negative and misleading about the Affordable Care Act, falsely saying that “Obamacare is crumbling under its own weight and seriously harming […]
In the middle of last night, the U.S. Senate took the first step to repealing the Affordable Care Act, passing a budget resolution on a 51-48 vote after a week of debate and many hours of considering amendments through a process called “vote-a-rama.” The Republican Senate majority voted against multiple amendments that would have salvaged […]
On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed 2017-18 Budget of about $125 billion, which includes continued support for the Medi-Cal program which 14.3 million Californians rely on. POTENTIAL CONGRESSIONAL CUTS: Potential federal cuts loom for Medi-Cal, which is budgeted for $102.6 billion in 2017-18, including $19.6 billion from the general fund, and $66.8 […]
As the California Legislature restarted for the new year this week, I wanted to share a portion of my remarks at our 30th Anniversary event for Health Access California last month, where we acknowledged the progress we had made with California’s successful efforts to implement and improve upon the Affordable Care Act, focused on how we […]
The Presidential election will be what 2016 is remembered for–and for good reason, given how massively consequential it will be, on countless issues and even our national identity. Health Access California has been actively organizing for the #Fight4OurHealth in California to be ready for the renewed national debate in 2017 on health policy and health care. […]
“This is not about politics or Obamacare, it’s about doing the right thing and protecting people’s health.”
Due to a surge of enrollment, Covered California extended the deadline for enrolling in health plans that would start January 1, 2017. Consumer advocates urge Californians to sign up for coverage, then to be active in the political debate and action around whether to repeal or replace those benefits.
Momentum continues to build against secretive prescription drug practices with the introduction of SB 17 (Hernandez) which is being hailed by health care consumers and labor advocates alike.
On Tuesday, Health Access California reacted to President-elect Trump’s nomination of Representative Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Health Access Executive Director Anthony Wright made this statement following the announcement: “This nomination signals the new President-elect’s plans to undo the guarantees of not just Obamacare, but Medicare and Medicaid as well. Despite […]
Hundreds come together in Los Angeles to protect California’s health care