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    Trump issues health care price transparency executive order

    June 26, 2019
    The Executive Order directs federal agencies to issue regulations to improve the transparency of health care prices.

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    CMA Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Increased Investments to Expand Health Care Access

    May 09, 2019
    The new budget dedicates additional resources to bolster the state’s Medi-Cal program and expand access to care for low...

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    New survey reveals physician priorities for health care in California

    March 20, 2019
    Nearly 900 California physicians participated in the survey, and many of their opinions were aligned with CMA’s long-s...

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    CMA objects to federal rule that would disrupt comprehensive women’s health coverage

    February 04, 2019
    The proposed Exchange Program Integrity rule would require plans to send two separate monthly bills to each policyholde...

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    Federal court halts expanded religious exemption from ACA contraceptive mandate

    January 18, 2019
    On January 13, 2019, one day before the effective date, the federal court granted the state’s motion for a preliminary ...

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    New Laws 2019: What physicians need to know

    January 04, 2019
    The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care. In particular, there was a ...

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    CMA president and CA health care groups rebuke Texas judge’s ACA ruling

    December 17, 2018
    Since 2014, California’s uninsured population has dropped more than any other state, from 17% of the population to 7%. ...

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    House votes to expand health savings accounts

    August 14, 2018
    On July 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills (H.R. 6199 and H.R. 6311) that would expand how health sa...

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    California AG intervenes in lawsuit to dismantle ACA

    April 16, 2018
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joined by 16 attorneys general, last week filed a motion to intervene in a ...

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    $1.3 trillion federal appropriations bill loaded with new health care spending

    March 27, 2018
    Last Friday, President Trump signed a massive $1.3 trillion federal spending bill—the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriatio...

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    CMA physicians travel to D.C. to advocate on critical health care issues

    March 27, 2018
    A California Medical Association (CMA) contingent of two dozen physician and medical student leaders recently traveled ...

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    AMA and Anthem announce collaboration to create positive change for health care system

    March 05, 2018
    The American Medical Association (AMA) and Anthem, Inc., have announced they will seek to identify and collaborate on s...

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    Next round of Medi-Cal ACA primary care rate adjustments forthcoming

    February 07, 2018
    The California Department of Health Care Service (DHCS) recently announced that the final round of retroactive interi...

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    Reminder: Exchange patients, eligibility and the 90-day grace period

    February 01, 2018
    Practices are reminded that under the Affordable Care Act, exchange enrollees who receive federal premium subsidies (app...

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    Be prepared for Covered California changes in 2017

    December 07, 2017
    In 2016, Covered California, California's health benefit exchange, enrolled approximately 1.4 million individuals in qu...

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    CMS extends Physician Compare preview period

    November 13, 2017
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the Physician Compare preview period to December 1, 2...

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    CMA publishes 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

    October 26, 2017
    Dramatic actions and threats to the Affordable Care Act on the national level, the California Legislature’s considerati...

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    California physicians oppose elimination of ACA cost-sharing subsidies

    October 13, 2017
    President Donald Trump announced yesterday that his administration will cease making critical cost-sharing reduction (C...

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    California physicians condemn changes to Affordable Care Act birth control mandate

    October 06, 2017
    The Trump Administration today announced an interim final rule that permits employers and insurers to claim a religious...

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    CMA, AMA and organized medicine were united in opposing Graham-Cassidy

    October 02, 2017
    Last week, the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) collapsed, after three Republican Senators announce...

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    California's physicians join with dentists and hospitals to oppose Graham-Cassidy bill

    September 25, 2017
    The California Medical Association (CMA), the California Dental Association (CDA) and the California Hospital Associat...

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    California’s physicians oppose Graham-Cassidy repeal bill

    September 19, 2017
    The U.S. Senate is currently considering the Graham-Cassidy block grant bill, which would repeal the Affordable Care Ac...

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    U.S. Senate health reform update

    July 24, 2017
    While there has been considerable activity in the Senate over the past week, plans for bringing a health system reform ...

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    Medi-Cal would take $114 billion hit under Senate health reform bill

    July 08, 2017
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has issued an analysis of the Senate Republicans' Better Care ...

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    CMA joins coalition to oppose Senate health care bill

    July 07, 2017
    The California Medical Association (CMA) and a coalition of 9 other state medical associations have joined together to ...

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    California’s physicians urge caution with U.S. Senate health care proposal

    June 22, 2017
    The U.S. Senate today released its health care proposal, which calls for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s insuranc...

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    UCSD School of Medicine hosts town hall for medical students with Congressman Scott Peters

    June 15, 2017
    Peters sits on powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the most influential policy-making bodies in Congress when...

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