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Press Releases

  • CMA and PHC launch wildfire relief campaign

    November 20, 2018
    The California wildfires labeled Camp, Woolsey and Hill have destroyed thousands of homes, structures and medical pract...

  • California Physicians Congratulate Governor-elect Newsom, Lieutenant Governor-elect Kounalakis

    November 07, 2018
    Today, voters chose Gavin Newsom and Eleni Kounalakis to serve as California’s next Governor and Lieutenant Governor. I...

  • CMA applauds the enactment of federal opioid legislation

    October 24, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) applauded the enactment of H.R. 6 – a sweeping bipartisan bill that addresses ...

  • CA physicians outline agenda to improve patient affordability, access and quality

    October 16, 2018
    CMA recently convened the organization’s 147th annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Sacramento. Over 500 Californ...

  • 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...

  • CMA applauds California Department of Insurance in opposing CVS/Aetna merger

    August 02, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) applauded the finding of the California Department of Insurance that ...

  • Leading health organizations announce filing of statewide soda tax measure for 2020

    July 02, 2018
    Today, a ballot measure to protect public health through a state soda tax was filed for the 2020 ballot by two of Calif...

  • Blue Shield of California and CMA collaborate to build health care model of the future

    June 12, 2018
    Blue Shield of California and the California Medical Association (CMA) today announced a multi-year collaboration to de...

  • New report shows California’s progress addressing opioid crisis

    June 05, 2018
    The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a new report on Thursday documenting how California’s physician leaders...

  • California’s physicians support Proposition E to protect public health

    June 04, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) announced its support for Proposition E, which would prohibit the sale ...

  • CMA, SoFi partner to offer student loan refinancing benefit

    May 17, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) announced a new partnership with SoFi, an online personal finance compa...

  • Coalition launches to support independent physician practices in leading value-based care

    May 10, 2018
    Recognizing the importance of independent physician practices in bringing about the movement to value-based health care...

  • California physicians oppose Proposition 8 that would put dialysis patients’ lives at risk

    April 26, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) announced that the organization opposes the proposed November ballot ...

  • 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...

  • California’s physicians proudly endorse Gavin Newsom for Governor

    April 18, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) formally endorsed Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2018 bid to become ...

  • 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...

  • CMA applauds new efforts to achieve universal access to health care

    March 15, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) today applauded legislation that sets a clear and realistic path forward to ach...

  • CMA responds to UCSF universal access report

    March 14, 2018
    The University of California, San Francisco recently released a report commissioned by the California State Assembly tha...

  • CMA, UAPD and SJMS applaud legislation to require physician-conducted autopsies

    February 23, 2018
    This week, State Senators Richard Pan, M.D., and Cathleen Galgiani introduced Senate Bill 1303, which would require coun...

  • CMA applauds CDI and DMHC probe into Aetna’s practice of denying medically necessary care

    February 13, 2018
    This week, the California Department of Insurance (CDI) and the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) announced an ...

  • New Anthem anesthesia policy can have blinding consequences

    February 05, 2018
    A policy change made by health insurer Anthem, Inc. could result in increased risk for many patients – up to and includ...

  • California Medical Association Endorses Eleni Kounalakis for California Lt. Governor

    January 22, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) endorsed Eleni Kounalakis 2018 bid to become California’s next Lieutenan...

  • California physicians boost the state’s economy

    January 07, 2018
    Physicians add opportunity, growth and prosperity to the California economy by creating 1.2 million jobs and generating...

  • California physicians call for immediate separation of San Joaquin Sheriff and Coroner’s Office

    December 08, 2017
    California Medical Association (CMA) and the San Joaquin County Medical Society (SJCMS) called on San Joaquin County to...

  • California physicians advocate for Medicaid demonstration project

    November 20, 2017
    Members of the California Medical Association (CMA) joined Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today for a meeting with...

  • Theodore M. Mazer, M.D., inaugurated as California Medical Association’s 150th president

    October 23, 2017
    The California Medical Association (CMA) installed San Diego otolaryngologist Theodore M. Mazer, M.D., as its 150th pre...

  • 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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