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Advocacy Alert: US Senate Contacts

As you know, the Senate currently is working to try to pass a ACA repeal bill with the vote likely occurring when Congress returns from the Fourth of July recess. Both California Senators will oppose the legislation and are working with health care industry leaders in California on a strategy to reach out to our

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Advocacy Trip to Washington D.C.

A group of DHLF members traveled to Washington, D.C. the week of 5/22/17 to advocate on issues related to the ACA repeal/AHCA on behalf of California’s district and municipal hospitals.  The members were successful in communicating the district/municipal hospital concerns with the AHCA.  Additionally, they were able to hear representatives’ input regarding the discussions and

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Aca and Medicaid update

It is expected that an ACA repeal-replace bill will be considered the week of March 6 in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The draft of the bill hasn’t been published or circulated at this time but we understand that it addresses both the ACA and Medicaid.   Specific to our key issues, there are three

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Governor released 2017-18 proposed state budget.

Amid uncertainty about changes in state revenue and policies in Washington, California Gov. Jerry Brown presented the $177.1 billion 17-18 proposed state budget today.  In keeping with the Governor’s vision, the plan lacks major red ink.  Currently, no issue is looming larger for California’s finances than the federal Affordable Care Act that Trump and congressional

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District/municipal supplemental funding update (managed care IGTs)

14-15 QAF managed care funds   DHCS and California hospitals are still awaiting CMS approval on the first component of rates submitted for the IGT via the managed care plans as part of the hospital quality assurance fee (QAF).  This includes the amount that will be IGT’d and matched and the first installment of the expansion

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