The Trump administration will likely chip away at healthcare reform through administrative actions to reduce subsidies and weaken health insurance exchanges.
New rules would 'protect the rights of patients in terms of affordability and access,' says sponsor.
CAqualityratings.org ranks more than 10,000 California physicians in eight specialties on 13 quality metrics.
The failed GOP proposal would have saddled the state with $18.5 billion in Medicaid cuts alone, analysis shows.
A new federal law requires hospitals to explain observation status to patients and how it could impact their out-of-pocket costs. A similar state observation notice law took effect in January.
More critical access facilities are expected to take advantage of the state's new exemption to the ban on corporate medicine.
The AHCA would provide lower assistance to current enrollees, meaning fewer would be covered, preliminary analysis shows.
Los Angeles County primary care physicians use the pilot program to consult with medical specialists online before making a patient referral.
Senate Bill 17 focuses on the most expensive prescription medications, the most commonly prescribed drugs, and those with the greatest price increases year over year.
Stakeholders claim the proposal's freeze on Medicaid expansion and ultimate restructure would cut coverage for vulnerable Californians, but would not reduce premiums or trim spending on healthcare.