Author Archive | Anthony Wright

Top 5 Reasons No CA Congressmember Should Vote for the Proposed ACA Repeal & Medicaid Caps & Cuts

On Monday night, the new draft to repeal the Affordable Care Act by Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the GOP Leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives was released, showing it goes a lot further to undermine the health care for Californians than simply undoing the coverage for many of the five […]

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We waited 7 years for this?

Yesterday, the new draft to repeal the Affordable Care Act by Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the GOP Leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives was released, showing it goes a lot further to undermine the health care for Californians than simply undoing the coverage for most of the five million Californians […]

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When We Rise…

We were excited last week to see the ABC miniseries When We Rise, which chronicles the campaign for LGBTQ equality over the decades–through the eyes of three activists, including our longtime board member and former board president Roma Guy. Beyond her significant advocacy for LGBTQ rights, Roma serves on our board for the California Women’s […]

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If Last Week Congress Faced Concerned Crowds…

  Last week, Congressional representatives across the country and California heard a loud and powerful message from their constituents angry about attempts over proposed plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Their constituents were right to be concerned—in California alone, the proposal to repeal the ACA alone would undo coverage for over five million Californians—over […]

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RIP Dorothy Rice, Pioneer in Health

We were saddened to hear of the passing this weekend of Dorothy Rice, 94, a world renowned medical economist and health statistician, who served on the Health Access Foundation board for over a decade until 2015. UPDATED: Here’s the New York Times obituary. Professor Dorothy P. Rice was Professor Emerita of Medical Economics in the Department […]

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Leaked GOP House Plan Would Imperil Not Just ACA Coverage, but Medi-Cal and Employer Benefits, Too.

On Friday, a first draft to repeal the Affordable Care Act by Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the GOP Leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives was leaked, showing it goes a lot further to undermine the health care for Californians than suggested, especially in capping Medicaid and taxing employer-based coverage. Under […]

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New Federal Regs Would Increase Premiums & Cost Sharing

  Consumer advocates decried new regulations proposed this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which would increase premiums, deductibles, and cost-sharing for those enrolled in Covered California and other health insurance marketplaces across the country. These regulations, which are stated to “stabilize” the individual insurance market, would lower the “actuarial value” […]

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