Author Archive | Anthony Wright

Legislature Makes Medi-Cal Investments, Including #Health4All Young Adults, Dental, Etc.

  On Thursday, the Assembly Budget Committee is slated to vote on key budget proposals for the state’s 2017-18 Budget, including investments for the Medi-Cal program that covers over 14 million Californians, using revenues raised from Proposition 56 tobacco tax approved by voters last year. With some differences, the Assembly action mirrors action Tuesday by […]

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Recess of Rage

McCarthy, Denham, Valadao, Nunes, in the Central Valley. LaMalfa, McClintock, in California’s rural north. Knight, Cook, Calvert, in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Royce. Rohrabacher. Walters, in Orange County. Issa, Hunter, in San Diego. All 14 Republican Congressmembers from California voted for the American Health Care Act, a bill that: would leave 4-5 million […]

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Next Steps After a Bewildering and Betraying Vote…

It’s obviously a very disappointing day, with the American Health Care Act passing, and with all 14 California Republican Representatives voting for the bill. We always said that the California delegation would make the difference, and they certainly did: It was Reps. Denham, Valadao, and Knight—all in swing districts and all who expressed opposition or […]

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Under AHCA, Health Costs Will Spike On Average by $2800 in Covered California

Today, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a new California-specific study, showing the significant cost increases of thousands of dollars that those in Covered California would see if the pending House Republican health rollback bill, the “American Health Care Act” (#AHCA), were to be enacted. According to the study, the average increase in […]

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