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    New Title X rules will limit access to critically needed care and services for millions of patients

    February 28, 2019
    The Trump administration issued a final rule last week that bars qualified family planning providers that provide abort...

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    Survey finds prior authorization hurdles have led to serious adverse events

    February 15, 2019
    More than one-quarter of physicians (28 percent) report the prior authorization process required by health insurers for...

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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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    Newsom’s first budget puts health care access, costs front and center

    January 10, 2019
    The governor is following through on a key campaign promise by investing more than $1 billion in Proposition 56 tobacco ...

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    Gov. Newsom signs executive order expanding health care access

    January 07, 2019
    The executive order will help control health care costs and expand access to care for millions of Californians.

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    CMS extends Physician Compare 30-day preview period to Jan. 7

    December 21, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the Physician Compare preview period through Monday, J...

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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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    Reminder: Be prepared for Covered California changes in 2019

    December 11, 2018
    With a limited number of changes set to occur for 2019, it remains critical that physician practices understand their p...

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    AG issues guidance and model policies on immigrant access to public facilities

    November 29, 2018
    Recently, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued guidance and model policies to ensure that public facilitie...

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    Modesto family physician receives CMA’s prestigious “country doctor” award

    October 13, 2018
    Modesto family physician Silvia Diego, M.D., was honored today with the California Medical Association’s (CMA) most pre...

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    CMA’s House of Delegates to convene next weekend in Sacramento

    October 01, 2018
    The 147th Annual Session of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates (HOD) will convene next weekend...

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    CMA statement on proposed policy linking safety net benefits and immigration status

    September 24, 2018
    Health care should remain a safe place for all, and we urge the Trump Administration to rethink this irresponsible poli...

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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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    CMS proposes troubling Medicaid access-monitoring exemptions

    May 29, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule that would exempt states with at...

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    Thank you physician members – we defeated AB 3087!

    May 25, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) killed Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra) – dangerous legislation that would ha...

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    Physicians: Act now to stop dangerous rate setting proposal

    May 14, 2018
    On Wednesday, May 16, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be considering AB 3087 (Kalra), which would create a co...

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    President Trump wants to strip $7 billion from Children’s Health Insurance Program

    May 14, 2018
    President Donald Trump recently announced his intention to strip more than $15.4 billion out of the $1.3 trillion fed...

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    Gov. Brown’s May budget maintains tobacco tax funding for Medi-Cal provider payments

    May 14, 2018
    On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown released his revised budget proposal for fiscal year 2018-19. The proposal includes tot...

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    Physicians converge on Sacramento to oppose dangerous rate setting proposal

    April 30, 2018
    Over 500 physicians, medical students and stakeholders gathered in Sacramento on April 18 to bring the voice of medicin...

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    California health care community condemns AB 3087

    April 24, 2018
    Today, the Assembly Committee on Health voted to advance Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra), a harmful government intrusion int...

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    Survey: How would the AB 3087 price fixing proposal affect your practice?

    April 17, 2018
    Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) last week announced a radical physician rate setting proposal (AB 3087) that wo...

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    Take action NOW to stop radical physician rate regulation bill

    April 16, 2018
    Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) last week announced a radical proposal that would increase patient out-of-pocket ...

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    CA physicians overwhelmingly oppose radical heath care price fixing bill

    April 09, 2018
    Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released new details on a  radical new legislative proposal that would in...

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    U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in challenge to California’s Reproductive FACT Act

    April 02, 2018
    A California law that requires specified facilities providing pregnancy-related services and counseling to disclose inf...

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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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    Patient outcomes shortchanged by prior authorization

    March 22, 2018
    More than nine in 10 physicians (92 percent) say that prior authorizations programs have a negative impact on patient cl...

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    UCSF report recommends changes to achieve universal access in California

    March 18, 2018
    The University of California, San Francisco recently released a  report  that provides recommendations for a sustainabl...

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