Determining the most appropriate disaster response needed during and after a catastrophic event is critical. The pandemic demonstrated the incredible capabilities of our health care system, but it also drained significant resources from hospitals and providers. We must re-focus our health care dollars on the services that are essential during and after a disaster. The […]
Californians, regardless of where they live, deserve convenient and rapid access to necessary medical care. But in communities throughout the state, many are unable to get the care they need. In the attached issue brief, we outline ways to ensure all Californians are able to access the care they rely on.
To maintain access to the high quality of care that all Californians deserve, the state must protect Medi-Cal funding and reject cuts in rates paid to doctors, hospitals, and others who care for Medi-Cal enrollees. Find out more in the attached issue brief.
As policies are considered relating to hospital integration, consider that integrated health systems are not monolithic, and that while there are detractors who point out some flaws, on balance, systems bring care to more people in California, with cost efficiencies and significant benefits to clinical practice.
California’s county-by-county system of behavioral health care needs reform to include a standardized set of core services. The attached issue brief outlines steps to achieving a behavioral health care system that puts patients first.
Fixing health care’s affordability problem will require a team effort. In this issue brief, we outline several practical, achievable steps that can directly reduce the rate of growth in health care spending for consumers.