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Every Californian deserves access to health care, the most basic of needs, so they can live fruitful, productive lives that contribute to the betterment of the state in so many ways.

Today, more than 93% of Californians have some form of health insurance, providing them access to care for wellness, chronic disease, emergency needs, and life-threatening illnesses. This is significant progress toward universal coverage, but more must be done to ensure equitable access to care, especially for populations that have endured far too long without care.

CMS Finalizes Contract Year 2023 Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans Rule  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a rule finalizing policies for contract year 2023 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare prescription drug benefit programs.   The rule finalizes proposals on increased agency oversight of plan marketing, expansion and network adequacy, reinstatement of medical loss ratio reporting requirements, and equity-oriented changes to dual-eligible special […]

CHA Comments on Proposed Public Charge Policies

CHA submitted comments on a proposed rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that would exclude noncash benefits — including most Medicaid benefits — when making a public charge inadmissibility determination.  

Care for All Means Care for ALL

Our state is home to nearly 11 million immigrants, more than any other in the nation, and immigrants account for 28% of California’s population. Policies that sow fear or confusion among our immigrant communities are antithetical and detrimental to the mission of hospitals: Caring for the sick and healing the injured, regardless of a patient’s […]

CHA Submits Comments to Inform Future Public Charge Policies

CHA has submitted a comment letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to inform a future regulatory proposal on the public charge ground of inadmissibility.   In the letter, CHA urges DHS to ensure future policies are clear, consistent, and do not cause undue fear among immigrant families accessing the public services available to them. […]